Sitting in front of a roaring fire can provide a relaxing end to a stressful day or a cozy way to spend a weekend filled with wintry weather. Those with wood-fueled fireplaces need a few tools to keep the home fire burning. Modern fireplace tools can lend an elegant touch to your decor, but many come with hefty price tags.
Blomus Stainless-Steel Chimo Fireplace Tool Set
This five-piece set is made in Germany and features a poker, brush, tongs, shovel and stand. It measures about 26 inches tall and features a design in which tools are displayed in a circular pattern. The stand measures 9 inches in diameter and consists of brushed stainless steel with a circular base. The set sold for about $280 in fall 2010.
Contemporary Circle Fire Tool Set
A less-expensive option for a modern grouping of tools is the Contemporary Circle Fire Tool Set, which has a price tag of around $40. It is made from metal with a painted finish that resembles pewter. The stand has a circular grid at the top from which users hang their fireplace tools. It has a two-level base that connects to the header with rounded metal poles.
Minuteman Intl. Liam Fireplace Tool Set
This five-piece set offers a shiny chrome finish over metal and stands about 30 inches high. A brush, shovel, poker and tongs hang in a circular pattern and have handles with a narrow, cylindrical shape. The set weighs 18 pounds and sold for around $155 in fall 2010.
Blomus Bebop 5-Piece Set
This stainless-steel tool set consists of a rectangular-shaped tool holder with rounded edges, sitting in a square base. Tool handles protrude from the top of the rectangle, while the bodies of the tools hang freely in the open body of the shape. This set measures 29 inches high and 10.6 inches wide. Manufactured in Germany, it costs around $542.
Alton Pewter Fireplace Tool Set
This set consists of iron, steel and aluminum materials with a pewter finish. Tools hang on a square-shaped plate connected to a square base. The poker, broom, shovel and tongs have square handles. The set stands 30 inches high and sells for $159.
Amazon: Blomus Stainless-Steel Chimo Fireplace Tool Set
Target: Contemporary Circle Fire Tool Set
Fireplace Tool Source: Minuteman Intl. Liam Fireplace Tool Set-Chrome
Modern Fireplace Store: 5-Piece Fireplace Set, Bebop
Crate and Barrel: Alton Pewter Fireplace Tool Set