Building a firewood storage rack is a project most handymen
can tackle easily.
With common shop tools, this is a project that can take
on many approaches since the style, materials, and size
are variable selections used depending on what you already
have to work with around your workshop or home.
Another options is whether you want a roof structure
over your wood to keep it dry. In many cases, the low cost
of adding a roof could pay off when you're trying to light
your fire with dry materials instead of wet.
Firewood racks can move your firewood storage
issues into the plus column by providing a clean, covered,
convenient, place to store your fire wood safely.
If you enjoy using a fireplace or fire pit,
whether it be for heat to warm your house, cooking, or fireplace
esthetics and ambiance, then having plenty of firewood in
close proximity is a must. You want an option for storing
your firewood which is both functional and neat but also
Online Firewood Rack Plan Searches Reveal
Video tutorials and written firewood rack
plans are all over the internet. Do a simple search and
no doubt you will find something you would like to build.
Tutorial, Firewood Storage Rack Design Plans
Tons of Options Exist
For Firewood Rack Styles
There are several things to consider when designing
a rack to store firewood. Pick the style of firewood
rack you prefer to build carefully so that your final
construction will be to your liking, and a good fit
for your yard or home.
With all the options available, covered, open, metal,
wood, indoor, outdoor, pallet style, shed style, there
is no doubt that with careful consideration, you will
find the perfect plans to a firewood rack you can build
that fits your needs.
Carefully consider what size firewood rack you
need before building one.
How much firewood do you go through?
Make sure you build one big enough to hold the
amount of wood you need
Decide where you want to put your firewood rack,
keep it accessible.
Make sure it will fit where you want it.
Protecting Your Firewood
From The Elements
It is a good idea to build a firewood rack that protects
your seasoned (dried) firewood from the weather.
Weather it be
hard woods or
soft woods, this
means keeping water off that otherwise would absorb
into the wood making it hard to light. This will also
cause a lower burning temperature which will produce
more smoke. Ideally, your wood should be kept dry off
the ground and open to the atmosphere to allow airflow.
A smaller firewood rack can sit right next to where you
use the wood, and can be a simple box, cloth hanging bag, or
a cast iron, steel, copper or metal log bin frame. Something
simple that sits by the fire and looks good does the trick.
Typically storing your wood on a porch, under the eaves,
by the side of your house, in your garage, or in a back
yard rack or shed are all common solutions.
Cheap And Quick Solution
To Firewood Storage
to get a quick storage rack solution up right now?
You can improvise a homemade storage rack by driving
four t-stakes into the ground and laying long treated
4x4 fence posts on the ground to elevate the wood, or
use additional t-stakes tied in between.
You can also just lay metal bars or fence posts on
the ground side by side and stack your wood on top of
that. Make sure you separate your wood by several inches
from the ground to induce good airflow around your wood
pile and keep moisture loving bugs off.
You should also cover your wood pile with a water-repellant
tarp or cloth to protect it from the rain and other elements
like snow. Do this and you will find yourself with a
good supply of seasoned wood for your fire.