Gas Log Wood Types

Oak Logs

  • Most popular wood type in gas log sets.
  • Typically found throughout the US and Europe.
  • Logs will usually have a medium brown coloration.
  • Other coloration options include Red Oak, Golden Oak, Frosted Oak, and more.
  • Available in traditional, charred, campfire, and split log styles.
  • Offered by all gas log brands.
  • Shop Oak Gas Logs.

Pine Logs

  • Logs have a reddish-brown or medium brown coloration.
  • Typically found along the West Coast and Rocky Mountains.
  • Available in traditional, charred, campfire, and split log styles.
  • Brands: Alpine Flame, Empire Comfort Systems, Hargrove, Peterson Real Fyre, and Rasmussen Pine Gas Logs.
  • Shop Pine Gas Logs.

Birch Logs

  • Logs have a white or off-white coloration.
  • Typically found in the Northeast, specifically New England.
  • Available in traditional and campfire styles.
  • Brands: Peterson Real Fyre, Rasmussen, and Empire Comfort Systems Birch Gas Logs.
  • Shop Birch Gas Logs.

Driftwood Logs

  • Logs will have a gnarled or twisted appearance.
  • Typically found in beach and lake areas.
  • Complements a coastal décor.
  • Available in traditional, charred, campfire styles.
  • Brands: Peterson Real Fyre and Rasmussen Driftwood Gas Logs.
  • Shop Driftwood Gas Logs.

Juniper Logs

  • Logs have a reddish-brown coloration with large, circular grain patterns.
  • Typically found along the West Coast and in deserts.
  • Available in traditional and campfire styles.
  • Shop Grand Canyon Juniper Gas Logs.

Cedar Logs


Sassafras Logs

  • Logs have a light to medium brown coloration.
  • May have an orange or olive hue.
  • Typically found in the Central US and East Coast.
  • Available in traditional styles.
  • Shop White Mountain Hearth Sassafras Gas Logs.

Hickory Logs

  • Logs have a light to medium brown coloration with a red tone.
  • Typically found on the East Coast.
  • Available in charred and campfire styles.
  • Shop Monessen Hickory Gas Logs.

Modern Alternatives

If you have a fireplace set up to run gas but your décor is a much more modern style, there are modern alternatives to traditional gas logs. These options use glass or shaped refractory ceramics to create a contemporary ambiance in your fireplace.

Fire Glass

  • Contemporary alternative to gas logs.
  • Tempered glass reflects the flame for a radiant sparkle.
  • Available in blacks, blues, browns, gold, clear, and multi-color colorations.
  • Brands: Golden Blount, Peterson Real Fyre, and Rasmussen Alterna.
  • Shop Fire Glass Sets.

Fire Gems

  • Unique alternative to gas logs.
  • Tempered and tumbled glass formed into a gem shape.
  • The smooth, round gem surface reflects the flame in a brilliant sparkle.
  • Available in blacks, blues, oranges, and clear colorations.
  • Shop Peterson Real Fyre Gem Sets.

Fire Balls

  • Provides a sleek and modern alternative to gas logs.
  • Fire Balls are made from refractory ceramics with a sturdy steel reinforcement.
  • Available in several colors, including gray, white, brown, and black.
  • Shop Rasmussen FireBalls Sets.

Deorative Geo Shapes

  • Bold and artistic alternative to gas logs.
  • Several shapes included in the sets, including cones, squares, and pyramids.
  • Made from refractory ceramics with a sturdy steel reinforcement.
  • Available in several colors, including gray, white, brown, and black.
  • Shop Rasmussen Geo Shape Sets.

Fire Stones

  • Bold alternative to gas logs.
  • Patterned from natural stones for a rustic feel.
  • Available in several color combinations for a unique appearance in your fireplace.
  • Made from refractory ceramics with a sturdy steel reinforcement.
  • Shop Rasmussen Fire Stone Sets.

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