Rated 5 out of 5 by PuppyWuppyLover Another great L.L. Bean product
My husband and I purchased the rack without the tool attachment and we are extremely satisfied thus far. It's high quality and has a beautiful finish to it. This product is made in the USA by another manufacturer but has the same quality and attention to detail you would expect from any L.L. Bean product - even has little rubber feet so the legs don't scratch the floor.
It's extremely easy to put together; I think it took my husband about five minutes including the time to open the box. The only tool needed is a hex, which is included.
If I were looking for something to critique I would say that we wish this came in a version with a smaller kindling rack at the top. Since we have a wood stove we don't use as much kindling as a fireplace user and we would rather have an extra few inches of space for larger pieces of wood. But again, that's if I were looking for something to critique.
As for another reviewer's comment re: this not being for outdoor use. It clearly says that in capital letters in the information in the package :-) If you use this product as designed I think it would last for years and years to come!
August 27, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by CONNmom Not for use outside
We bought this for our outdoor fire place and it rusted almost immediately. It doesn't say anywhere in the description that it is for indoor use only. I'm sure it's fine for inside, but don't use it outside.
August 16, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by ccorcora Hearthside Wood Rack great, but.......
We were given the Hearthside Wood Rack as a gift. It is very sturdy and we really like it except the top bar is not really designed for kindling. We expected the LLBean fatwood to fit on the top rack, but the bars are too far apart.
It would be great if LLBean sold an "accessory" that would let you store the LLBean fatwood on the top rack.
We would buy this again, but some of the photos are misleading as it really can't hold the LLBean fatwood.
December 21, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Xenon Delighted
I chose this wood rack after looking at many of them, and I'm delighted. It's handsome, sturdy, functional and very easy to assemble. The division of the rack into 3 areas for paper, logs and kindling is especially useful. I heat my house with a woodstove, and this rack stores plenty of logs -- most others I looked at didn't.
December 1, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by llbeancustomer Wood Rack
This is an exceptional product. It is extremely sturdy and stable. We like that it has three distinct areas all in one unit for kindling, firewood, and newspapers. We've had and used this wood rack for several winters now. We burn a lot of wood and it has gotten a lot of use over the years yet looks as good as the day we bought it.
September 29, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by realtorbabe Nice Product
Easy to assemble, holds a good amount of wood for an indoor rack, and looks nice by the fireplace.
February 11, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by 22222 1111
this looks great and is so functional! i love it! i have gotten many compliments on it from people who have been to my home!
January 15, 2009
Rated 4 out of 5 by wvhappy Wood rack only
Very happy with this item. My husband thinks it should have a brace across the top (like where the utensils hang), as he feels it isn't as sturdy as it should be holding wood. Other then that we are pleased.
January 7, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by MabelMaureen Good Product
We are very pleased. The rack and tools are study and well made. The rack was easy to assemble. The design allows us to organize this and that buckets/crocks/bins of stuff into one nice contained area. Hurray !
December 11, 2008
Rated 5 out of 5 by Peggyd Very Sturdy and Solid
My husband and I just brought the wood sling rack without tools. It took just a few simple steps to assemble. It is very sturdy, looks great next to the fireplace and has a place for everything. We're very happy with the quality (as usual).
December 10, 2008