Modern Concrete Log Holder

Ryobi was a fan of the Concrete Log Holder that we recently made, so we teamed up and decided to make a more modern, circular version of the concrete log holder. The step-by-step tutorial is on Ryobi Nation website, here. Below are a few photos of the build and some basic tools and supplies needed to make yours! Best of luck, cheers!

The aluminum flashing method is not the only way to do this, it was just the most affordable and easiest to find where I live. If you have access to things like Sono Tubes or other ways to form the circle for this concrete log holder, by all means go for it! Share your methods and ways of doing this modern concrete log holder in the comments below. Thanks!

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Tools Needed

Miter Saw​ OR Circular Saw
Drill​– I use R​yobi drills.​
Clamps​– Clamps are helpful for any project. I love to use JackClamps
Angle Grinder
Speed Square
Orbital Sander​– Ryobi makes a nice one.
Tape Measure, Ruler, Pencil
Eye and Ear protection
Optional: Table Saw

Supplies Needed

Aluminum Flashing and Melamine for the Form
2 Bags of Quikrete Mix – Quikrete 5000 – $5 per bag
Construction Grade Adhesive
Concrete Sealer
1 1/4” Wood Screws
Sandpaper

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Cutting the aluminum flashing to size (one at 16″ and one at 16 3/4″). Use caution and all necessary forms of safety gear/protection when working with potentially sharp metal.

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This diagram helps explain what the interior of the concrete form looks like.

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The final melamine and aluminum flashing concrete form, waiting for concrete.

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Topping it off with concrete and then letting it cure.

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Constructing the walnut hard wood base with hidden pocket hole joinery.

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Check out this log carrier I got from Skonzig to bring firewood into the house. It holds enough to fill the concrete log holder and works great!

Skonzig Log Carrier Review

Again, best of luck on creating your Modern Concrete Log Holder! Please share your projects in the comments below. Cheers!