V Fireplace grates are designed to hold fire starters and kindling close to your firewood for easy lighting of fireplace fires. No newspaper is needed to light your fire which generates less smoke and mess. Deep one-inch “V” grooves hold most fire starters or small kindling. Solid and durable, the Wide Bar “V” grates are made from solid 1/2-inch square bar steel, which is 33% heavier than products made of round bar steel. The wide bar has more surface area to hold wood securely. Grate measures 18-inch wide in back, 16-1/2-inch wide in front, 11-inch deep and 5-1/4-inch high.