Ironton Steel Log Bracket - Pair
Log Bracket Review
No Problems. They work fine and can be taken apart for storage during warm months.
October 13, 2014
Temporary wood crib
I live in rural Virginia. Snakes are common and are often found around fire wood piles. I have found a couple of copperheads in my woodpile. My grandkids visit, play with snakes and I decided to destroy the nesting place.
These cribs allow me to build temporary cribs at the end of my driveway that I can break down at the end of the season.
The 2X4s fit conveniently loosely so I don't have to fight them to construct the crib. Additionally, I elevated the metal parts by adding 2 - 2x4s on their side. I also extended the length of the crib by putting the same supports under the middles which also hold the 2x4s at the proper width. Now water and air can flow easily underneath for drainage and seasoning the wood.
I am using pressure treated 2x4. In the spring, I can break this all down taking up little space until next fall.
September 25, 2014
This wood bracket is great for the tough Minnesota winters. The metal is better than plastic and can withstand greater weight from the logs.
September 19, 2014
Does not fit standard 2" x 4" lumber
I got these brackets hoping to use standard pressure treated lumber. The slots in the brackets are true 2 inch by 4 inch openings. Standard "2 x 4" lumber is actually 3 1/2 inches by 1 1/2 inches and the fit is too loose to use. You would have to have a local sawmill custom cut lumber in true 2 inch by 4 inch dimensions to use it with these brackets. Even if you got 2 x 6 lumber at the store and cut it to 4 inches from 5 1/2 inches, it would still be 1/2 inch too thin, and very loose. (I tried it.)
Too bad northern's buyers did not know enough to specify the correct dimensions. Hope they will change to the right size in the future, as these brackets are fine otherwise, and would be useful.
August 3, 2014
ironton log brackets
did not know that the pockets were a true 2x4 thought they were made for todays 2x4 lumber. other than that they worked great. much stronger than others i have seen. next year i will use true rough cut 2x4s.
July 9, 2014