Fireplace tools are essential to maintaining a well-burning wood fire. Fireplace poker is used for arranging burning logs and a pair of fireplace tongs - for picking up pieces of wood. A long-handled shovel and brush are also useful for cleaning out cold ashes from a spent fire. You can choose fireplace tools of wrought iron, steel, polished brass or copper in a variety of finishes.
To recreate the old-world fireside elegance when choosing fireplace tools, avoid refined finishes such as polished brass. Instead, opt for a pewter finish or the hefty look of wrought iron. To bring the classic look to your home chose a formal fireplace tools.