Plow & Hearth solved my problem when they sent me a gorgeous copper finished firewood tub. I received the large tub and I think I'm going to order the smaller tub because I love the set. My firewood tub is slightly too big for this area, but I really don't mind. Since it holds more wood, I don't have to go out as often to get more! The tub is really beautiful to look at and it seems to be well made. I think it would make a great ice bucket for parties too! If you are using it for firewood, it holds a lot! The only thing it doesn't have is a felt covered bottom, so I added a few felt strips for protection. The bottom isn't flat, so I don't think the felt is even necessary. Plow & Hearth has so many wonderful things for the fireplace! Last year I received a Saf-T Grate and it's holding up well. My original grate warped after a season and this grate still looks new, minus the ashes covering it. It keeps the wood together so it burns better. It's self feeding so I also use less wood. During the winter, we like to use our pie irons and make hot sandwiches. They were a gift from my mother-in-law years ago. I think they are fun and the kids love them too! Plow & Hearth even has the greatest accessories and tools to simplify getting the fire started, which was always a challenge for me. If you have trouble getting fires to start, we've used a firestarter for years! I've given out three as gifts in the last three years and I am going to buy another one for downstairs! They have worked every time!