Cast Brass Fireplace Tools
The selection of fireplace accessories and tools for fireplace maintenance deserves some time and thought. You may select fireplace tools sets for purely utilitarian reasons or for ornamentation, hopefully a happy combination of both. You need fireplace tools like tongs, log fork, and shovel feed the fire. If you have a fireplace the fireplace tools set with poker, tongs, brush and shovel is a necessary addition.
All our tools for fireplace maintenance come with matching design support. There are many designs of fireplace tools sets available on this page to match the style or design of your fireplace mantel. On our website you can fined a fireplace screens and other fireplace accessories to match fireplace tools set of your choice. All our fireplace tools sets are made from solid brass or iron. Tools sets for fireplace
maintenance come in antiqued or lacquered finish.
Use of Fireplace Tools
It is sign of bed fire tending to lift a coal hood and throw a large part of its contents on the flame. Better to place each chunk where needed with the tongs, or to lift out moderate sized shovels with the fire shovel. The poker should be used to rouse the flame by opening new draft passages among the embers and by rearranging the fuel. In the case of wood fires, there is repeated need to bring to bring the unburned ends of logs into the center of the fire, and a poker, or tongs, make easy work of this tusk. A brash is useful in cleaning the hearth or keeping the ashes in need pile.
If you have a working fireplace, you may want to display fireplace tools decoratively beside it. These may or may not be tools that you actually use to tend your fireplace, as your options range from inexpensive and utilitarian to gorgeous antique replicas. Selecting fireplace tools that match your screen and andirons is a wonderful way to make your fireplace absolutely perfect and the most eye-catching part of the room. For that reason, most of the sets that you will find are brass and/or black iron. Screens are typically brass with black or brass mesh, so matching accessories and tools usually use those colors and materials as well. Slight variations come when you choose solid
lacquered brass or cast brass, depending on how much shine you want.
Fireplace Tools Function
The tools most often included are a poker, tongs, a brush, and a shovel. If anything, you will be most likely to use the poker. If your logs are burning unevenly or if you're having a problem with sparks, you can adjust or turn the wood most easily with a poker. Tongs, however, are absolutely essential if you have children in your home, because they are the quick solution if anything inadvertently ends up in the fireplace that shouldn't be in there. Many people find that it's more trouble than it's worth to use the brush that comes with a set of fireplace tools because it gets so dirty.
When you want to sweep and clean your fireplace, you just resign yourself to getting on your hands and knees with a cheap plastic brush and pan that you can toss in the sink to wash. But if you want to display your fireplace tools, these are items are in most antique sets and consequently in the loveliest replica sets, as well.