Our family enjoys fires year round and we really needed someplace to store all the firewood we had in our yard. I made this simple DIY firewood rack for less than $30 (not counting the cover) in less than an hour! Truly, if you own a saw and a screwdriver you can make this firewood rack.
Simple DIY Firewood Rack
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-Stack it Brackets (Seymour 30-360 Manufacturing Fireplace Log Rack/Bracket Kit)
-(3) 2 by 4’s (cut in lengths of 2 at 4 feet, 3 at 2 feet & 4 at 42 inches)
-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 and partially dead Christmas and other deciduous trees on our property. We have taken down so so many over the year and it was finally time to split and stack them so we could use them in our fire.
We rented a log splitter and 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!!!
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.
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 and 4 pieces at 42 inches long.
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 and 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 for a firewood rack for your home these brackets are awesome. The brackets make it easy to make the 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,
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