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17'' Black Cast Iron Cat Andirons with Reflective Glass Eyes
Original Price $332.59
18'' Black Wrought Iron Ball Andirons
Original Price $267.75
AndironsBurning logs in a fireplace are symbols for comfortable, warm tranquility. While there are a variety of fireplaces using alternative fuel sources like flammable gels, bioethanol and other gasses, the sensations that a traditional setup brings is second to none. However, though many are familiar with the image of a full, blazing fire in the hearth, many may not immediately wonder about the tools and set-ups used to get it started and stoke the embers.
Flammable gasses and gels catch fire quickly and easily, but traditional fires powered by wood on its own will need the assistance of an andiron. Andirons lift the logs up off the bottom of the fireplace so that starter fires of twigs, branches, tinder, or paper can take advantage of full air flow, allowing the flames to grow and the logs above to start heating up into a true blaze.
Andirons come in many different shapes and sizes so that the user can always find the perfect andiron for their situation. Antique andirons have more simplistic forms and are made from heavy, sturdy metals. Some andirons are intricately decorated with various shapes, motifs, patterns, and symbols. Most of these decorative elements are found on the two pillars, also known as guards, that stand between the logs and the front of the fireplace.
Different metals can be used to make an andiron, one of the most popular metals being brass, giving the andiron a golden glow in the darkness. Andirons are just as essential as fireplace grates, fireplace screens, and fireplace tools in the realm of fire safety, so wood burning fireplace owners should be sure to get these accessories to have a complete piece of mind.