Asked on May 6, 2018

What can I do with an old fireplace log holder?

Deb KJaniceJcraw
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We had to replace the log holder in the fireplace because it's getting rather thin. I'd like to do something cute & creative for the yard or garden with it, but I'm drawing a blank. Any crazy ideas?
5 answers
  • Nancy Nichols Smith
    Nancy Nichols Smith
    on May 6, 2018

    Sand it, repaint it with black and it is the beginning of a wonderful coffee table. The front could be where the existing posts are, and the back could have a face board with a possible drawer... or a shelf space beneath the top and cross members...
    • Nancy Nichols Smith
      Nancy Nichols Smith
      on May 6, 2018

      if you are using it on the patio, I would suggest using Rustoleum pain, and maybe recycled wood from a pallet, or from any other project from which you have boards left over, and use a polyurethane coating on the boards to help them repel rain, snow or whatever...
  • Shore grandmom
    Shore grandmom
    on May 6, 2018

    The first thing that came to my mind was, get or make a planter to fit and put yellow, orange and flowers in it. Get tall some short and some tall spikey ones to make it look like fire. Make sure to clean the grate and maybe even paint it so it's black again.
  • Jcraw
    Jcraw
    on May 6, 2018

    Clean it. Then drill some holes in your fence and fit it like a pegboard. Use plumbers steel strapping, and some glue, on the backside to keep it from slipping. Hang rakes or lassos or plants on it. .
    • KDS
      KDS
      on May 6, 2018

      That is a good idea, although we have all our tools hanging already. Thanks!
  • Janice
    Janice
    on May 6, 2018

    Could you use it in your yard as a place for vines to grow up it and cover it by standing on end? Or as a place to roll bicycle wheels into for parking? I'm kinda drawing a blank right now :)
  • Deb K
    Deb K
    on May 6, 2018

    For now sand it and paint it black, I am thinking as a plant pot stand....
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