Just one comment regarding over the counter log lighters. I have gone thru "two" units in almost the same number of years. They just couldn't handle the situation. Cheap American crapola. So, keep that in mind if you go that direction. I was going to go your route and have one made, but the stub left over from the last piece of junk lights my 5'x5' fire box just fine. Someone recommended stainless, but I have not gone any further with that idea.