I made this simple & EASY DIY firewood rack for less than $30 (not counting the cover) in less than an hour for our outdoor flagstone patio!
Truly, if you own a saw & a screwdriver you can make this firewood rack.
Our family enjoys fires year round & we really needed someplace to store all the firewood we had in our yard… especially since we added a wood stove to heat our farmhouse!
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Easy DIY Firewood Rack with Cover for Outdoors
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Supplies & Tools Needed for How to Build a DIY Firewood Rack
- Stack it Brackets (Seymour 30-360 Manufacturing Fireplace Log Rack/Bracket Kit)
- (3) 2 X 4’s (cut in lengths of 2 at 4 feet, 3 at 2 feet & 4 at 42 inches)
- Saw to Cut the 2 by 4’s
- Exterior Screws
- Firewood Rack Cover (SONGMICS Heavy Duty Log Rack Cover Waterproof Firewood Cover 4ft UGLC48M)
I often kid around with Jason that we bought an overgrown Christmas tree farm.
Thanks to a previous owner who loved their privacy (I get it) we had dozens upon dozens of overgrown & partially dead Christmas & other deciduous trees on our property.
We have taken down so so many over the year and it was finally time to split & stack them so we could use them in our fire.
Splitting & Stacking ALL the Firewood
We rented a log splitter & took ALL weekend splitting almost all of the wood we had in our yard.
In total, we had almost 3 cords of wood!
I stacked most of the wood under trees in our yard but wanted to make a firewood rack closer to the house that we had the ability to cover in bad weather.
Believe it or not this is less than half than what we have in the yard!!!
Step by Step Instructions for How to Build a DIY Firewood Rack
Our DIY Firewood Rack is 4 feet tall by 2 feet wide
I ordered these stack it brackets through amazon to create the firewood rack with.
I decided to make the DIY firewood rack 4 feet by 2 feet so I could use a waterproof log rack cover with it.
Step ONE – Gather your Supplies
Step TWO – Cutting the 2 X 4 Boards
Using our saw I cut the 2 by 4’s.
I cut 2 pieces of wood to 4 foot long.
I cut 3 pieces at 2 foot long & 4 pieces at 42 inches long.
Step THREE – Screwing the DIY Firewood Rack Together
Using exterior screws, I screwed the log rack together.
I double checked the waterproof cover to ensure it would still work with my newly constructed log rack & it did.
Thank goodness. 🙂
For now we are keeping the firewood uncovered to help dry out the wood before we start using the wood to heat our farmhouse.
If you are looking to make a DIY firewood rack for your home these brackets are awesome.
The brackets make it easy to make the DIY firewood rack any size you want.
I hope to be back soon to share more about our new wood stove and why we needed all this wood to being with,