Help with an outdoor wood rack for firewood

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Blog entry by printman posted 11-22-2008 04:59 AM 1589 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello all, I was wondering if anyone out there might have a good fire wood storage rack idea they want to share. I have a small firepit in my back yard and would like to have something maybe 6 feet long at the most just to store wood. I was also thinking if I come up with a neat project I might make a few for my neighbors too. Thanks in advance for your help and support.

-- St. Louis - just a cut away from finishing!

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#1 posted 11-22-2008 05:15 AM

When I made mine I used pressure treated 2×4’s a treated lattice for the back and sides. I doubled the use of my wood rack to also serve as my canoe holder and the canoe acts as the top and shield the firewood within.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#2 posted 11-25-2008 07:24 PM

Hey Brian, Would you happen to have a picture of that wood rack?

-- St. Louis - just a cut away from finishing!

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#3 posted 11-25-2008 07:27 PM

Firewood rack? Canoe holder? I dare anyone to say that Lumberjocks aren’t clever!

-- Don, Pittsburgh

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#4 posted 11-27-2008 08:48 PM

I built three racks this summer. Two of them are 8’ long, and the third is 6’ long. Between all three, I’m storing almost a full face cord. I used Simpson StrongTies and 2×4s based on their plan: I made the legs 48” tall instead of 30” and it’s supporting the firewood just fine.

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#5 posted 11-28-2008 05:20 AM

I live in a subdivision and I have a fire pit in the back yard so I need something that looks a little more fancy than your average log rack. We don’t have fences so all the neighbors can see it. Thanks in advance for all your comments

-- St. Louis - just a cut away from finishing!

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