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!
Miter Saw OR Circular Saw
Drill– I use Ryobi drills.
Clamps– Clamps are helpful for any project. I love to use JackClamps
Orbital Sander– Ryobi makes a nice one.
Tape Measure, Ruler, Pencil
Eye and Ear protection
Optional: Table Saw
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.
This diagram helps explain what the interior of the concrete form looks like.
The final melamine and aluminum flashing concrete form, waiting for concrete.
Topping it off with concrete and then letting it cure.
Constructing the walnut hard wood base with hidden pocket hole joinery.
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!
Again, best of luck on creating your Modern Concrete Log Holder! Please share your projects in the comments below. Cheers!