Helpful Information about Wrought Iron Fireplace Tools
Fire Tool Stand?
The stand is an essential part of your fireplace tools kit. It's the place where you organize and proudly display your decorative hand-forged tools.
Rather than stick your hand in the hot fireplace, use the log-poker to rearrange logs, move charcoal, and tend to the fire. An inferior or cheap fire-poker may not withstand the heavy weight of logs or cause a hazard by breaking under stress. A wrought iron fire-poker is strong, sturdy, and easy to hold making it the ideal tool for tending to the fire and keeping your family warm and safe.
When you need to move a log and the poker just won't do, tongs are available to do the job. Wrought iron tongs easily grasp objects within or outside the fire. The solid material means you can lift heavy objects without issue and keep your fire burning as efficiently as possible. When the fire goes out, tongs help you remove charcoal and charred wood that are still piping hot.
Shovel and Broom?
When the fire goes out, you're left with a large pile or ash and charcoal. A normal plastic dust pan will melt in the heat, so that's where the wrought iron shovel and broom come into play. Pick up loose soot and other light objects before the normal air movement picks it up and distributes it in unwanted areas. By immediately using the shovel and broom, you'll keep your fireplace looking fresh and clean while lowering your risk of fire hazards. The shovels are hot riveted and the brooms are hand tied by local broom squires.
A fireplace exudes memories of comfort and warmth to any family. It creates a sense of belonging and offers unparalleled natural beauty. The same can be said about wrought iron fireplace tools, whose beautiful designs and long-lasting material feel at peace in any home and make any family feel safe. Because wrought iron fireplace tools are hand-forged at extremely high temperatures, a normal fire will not harm the finish and the metal will last for many years. Skilled craftsmen dedicate hours shaping each individual tool to make it usable and attractive. Even the stand is intricately designed to precisely hold a poker, tongs, shovel and broom. Also, keeping the tools' luster requires very little maintenance. The overall look is elegant and stately when positioned next to a fireplace. They are beautiful and functional - everything you need for a fireplace tool set.
Whether or not your fireplace is a central heat source, it requires regular maintenance in the home. Be sure to keep the pit cleaned out of all ashes after they have cooled. Have regular chimney checks and sweeps done yearly or do it more often if you notice a problem. Have a professional look at the firebricks to insure they are still intact with no cracks or breakage prior to winter usage. While burning during the cooler months, utilize wrought iron tools for proper movement of logs and ashes. Always place a metal screen in front of the fireplace to prevent sparks from landing on carpeting or flooring. Prevention is the best safety tool to keeping a home secure for any family.
Build a complete hearth ensemble with a wrought iron fireplace screen and firewood holder.
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