This DIY fire poker is the perfect tool for any fireplace enthusiast or outdoor adventurer. Made from durable solid steel, it exudes a sleek and modern look that will complement any setting. Whether you’re cozying up by the fireplace on a chilly winter night or enjoying a bonfire under the stars, this fire poker will be your trusty companion.
The solid construction of this fire poker ensures its longevity and resistance to high temperatures. Its sturdy design allows for easy handling and maneuvering, making it effortless to tend to the fire. The sleek finish adds a touch of elegance to its overall appearance, making it a stylish addition to your fireplace accessories.
Whether you’re using it to stoke the flames in your fireplace or rearrange the logs in your wood stove, this DIY fire poker will make your fire-tending tasks a breeze. With its combination of functionality and visual appeal, this black metal fire poker is a must-have for any fire enthusiast.
As someone who uses a wood stove 6 months out of the year, I spent a great deal of time ensuring the handle feels comfortable and natural in your hand. Unlike other fire pokers that have you grab the metal stock, this handle feels good and gives a great grip for moving around those heavier pieces of wood. It feels like an extension of your arm.
Overall length of the DIY fire poker is approximately 28″ in length making it a great length for wood stoves and fireplaces.
The fire poker is finished with a wax finish that’s buffed to a shine. The wax will give it protection to help prevent rust. If you keep the poker inside you won’t have any issues with rust. You can use it outside but be sure to bring it in and not leave it to the elements.
Below are some options explained for different tip and twist styles so you can design something that suits you. Check the pictures to see what the options look like.
Two options are available for the DIY fire poker tip (end).
- Pointed – The pointed tip is your traditional style. It’s great for moving wood since you can get into any space.
- Rake – This flatter style is great for raking hot coals and ash.
Both tip styles will do both jobs (move wood and rake) but each one is better suited to one or the other. It’s just a matter of preference. I find the rake is more ideal for wood stoves where you’re moving coals around to manage the heat. The pointed tip is great for fireplaces or fire pits where you’re moving wood and are less concerned about coals.
In the center of the fire poker I do a twist, or none if you prefer. Below at the twist options and you can check the images above for reference.
- No Twist – No twist is done to the center of the fire poker and it remains square.
- Plain – A plain twist is the fire poker twisted to give a classic look.
- Veined – This twist is done with all 4 sides chiseled first and then twisted to give a veined look which adds depth.
- Reverse – A reverse twist is like a plain twist only that the twist continues back and forth in opposing directions. It’s kind of mesmerizing.
- Stair – The stair twist is done by chiseling a line on all 4 sides and cutting in cubes on two opposing corners. It’s then twisted to give the look of a spiral staircase.