When it comes to storing wood, the straight side lines allow you to fill the basket with more logs than you might imagine and the solid design means that all of the small bits of bark remain inside. It is quite heavy and isn’t designed to be used for collecting or carrying wood. But we think it is too beautiful and elegant for that purpose anyway. The handle is for moving the basket around the fireplace. The weight is due to its very good quality steel body, ensuring its shape lasts over time.