Super duper out door log rack

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Project by printman posted 11-03-2009 04:35 PM 6623 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I looked and looked for plans to build a wooden outdoor log rack but when you Google that you get a lot of steel racks. I finally sat down like I should have in the begining and desigened one to fit my needs. I also build a little over kill but my stuff will last. You will see in this design I opted to use 4×4’s for the main frame. That way I could cut the uprights in and cut down on braces. I also thought I might need to break it down to either move it or if I sell it someone can haul it easly. I used all treated lumber with galvinized hardware. The feet are also bolted on just incase one or two need to be replaced down the road. Enjoy and I hope someone else can use the design.

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

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#1 posted 11-03-2009 05:19 PM

Sure looks like you like lag bolts!

Looks like a good solid design. Love to see how that holds up after about 5 years of season changes

I was planning on something similar, but with the uprights and feet being the same piece. And no angle to the uprights, straight on vertical. Your set up sure looks better…

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#2 posted 11-03-2009 06:02 PM

Very cool design. I’ll have to make me one of them come spring. Thanks for sharing.

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#3 posted 11-03-2009 09:57 PM

Nice sturdy looking rack.Looks good.

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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#4 posted 11-03-2009 10:00 PM

good job

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#5 posted 11-03-2009 10:01 PM

I like the design. How much wood does it hold?

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#6 posted 11-03-2009 10:25 PM

at the top of the uprights it is 8 feet long by 3 feet tall and 20” deepl. I’m sure I will be able to load the wood above the top by another foot in the middle.

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

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#7 posted 11-03-2009 11:51 PM

Looks like you came up with a good design and a good build.

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#8 posted 11-04-2009 04:47 AM

I Like it!

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#9 posted 11-04-2009 04:56 AM

Nice, I like the lap joints. You have to used hot dipped with the new pressure treated wood. I just made a rack to hold my fire pit wood. You could drop a vertical member from one of the top corners to box off another small space and store kindling in there…just a thought. Nice work.

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#10 posted 11-04-2009 05:02 AM

You really did a great job. I like the angled design of the ends. I just threw together some scrap wood into a fire wood rack. When I run out of fire wood I think I’ll burn my rack & make a new one like yours!

-- Frank, Florissant, Missouri "The New Show-Me Woodshop"

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#11 posted 11-04-2009 05:14 PM

Nice design…..may have to borrow some features. Been meaning to put something like this together as my wood is neatly strewn about. May have to wait till next spring now as winter is setting in already.

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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#12 posted 11-05-2009 02:02 AM

Looks like it holds… 1.5 cords max? You’ll have to post an update on performance results.

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#13 posted 11-10-2009 09:22 PM

Great job

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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