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Project by RexMcKinnon posted 10-05-2010 04:02 PM 3862 views 5 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Not fine woodworking but I am not sure anything I do is. LOL

I have always kept about 2 cords of wood near the house but loosly packed against the wall. I was scared I would eventually break some bricks on the house and my kids are at the age they want to climb the wood pile so I figured I should make a rack to protect the kids and the house at the same time. I purchased the wood and the first nice weekend this is what I built. Of course my 2 children helped. I did not ask for their help but I don’t think I had a choice because I was doing seemed to be more interesting than all of their toys. In the end it was a good day with the family and a home improvement project all wrapped up into one.

The tops open for storage for leftover construction wood and snow shovels, axes, etc. I will probably shingle the top next year and put a rail on for the garbage can as they always blow away on windy days. The right side are for the splits I have not cut yet.

Thanks for looking

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





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cranesgonewild

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#1 posted 10-05-2010 04:14 PM

Child labour is always welcomed. They’re also great for doing dishes. :) All joking aside, good job. I like the third picture. She looks like she’s really into it.

-- I'm a Fungi --

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RexMcKinnon

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#2 posted 10-05-2010 04:41 PM

cranesgonewild; she was really into it but she was into her own project. She was making a “Bridge” and I had to screw it down so she and her brother could walk across it. That 4 inch drop from the rack to the ground was hi so they needed a ramp to get down. I guess you get what you pay for and since child labour is free I get sidetracked alot. ;)

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

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Pawky

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#3 posted 10-05-2010 04:48 PM

looks like you were able to have a wonderful day. The kids look like they were having a blast as well. Oh ya, the firewood rack turned out nice ;)

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Heidi Neely

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#4 posted 10-05-2010 05:22 PM

Looks like a good job on the firewood rack…..but those two little cuties kind of stold the show!! : )
I remember mine around this age…..wow, they grow up so fast.

-- Heidi :) “The only source of knowledge is experience”

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Woodwrecker

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#5 posted 10-05-2010 05:54 PM

2 budding Lumberjocks if ever I saw them!
Great job on the firewood rack.
You are a very lucky man indeed.

-- All glory comes from daring to begin. ~ Eugene F. Ware

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RexMcKinnon

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#6 posted 10-05-2010 07:09 PM

Thanks for the comments.

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

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rivergirl

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#7 posted 10-05-2010 08:24 PM

A terrific wood box- and two terrific kids! Hooray. :)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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wiswood2

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#8 posted 10-05-2010 11:58 PM

good job with lots of help.
Chuck

-- Chuck, wiswood2 www.wisconsinwoodchuck.com

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MickeyD

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#9 posted 10-06-2010 02:28 AM

You and your helpers built a great rack. I like the hinged roof for extra storage.

-- -Willing to try

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lumberdustjohn

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#10 posted 10-06-2010 01:12 PM

My goodness they are growing up!
Prom is right around the corner!

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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RexMcKinnon

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#11 posted 10-06-2010 04:03 PM

Thanks for all the kind comments.

lumberdustjohn: PROM night! The more I think of my prom the more I think my kids should skip that. Not that I had a bad time; just the opposite. I had too good of a time. No one should have that much fun. ;)

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

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jack1

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#12 posted 10-07-2010 04:38 AM

looks great. could double as a dog house the next time you get in hot water…

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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noknot

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#13 posted 10-07-2010 03:04 PM

Kids are great and the fwrack is cool

-- GO DAWGS!

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RexMcKinnon

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#14 posted 10-07-2010 07:34 PM

jack; that’s what the upper storage is for. Man storage. I’ll just grab my sleeping bag a snooze like a baby.

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

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Bertha

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#15 posted 07-08-2011 07:05 PM

This is great! You got yourself a little bonus stickering loft. I found this searching for inspiration for my own. Yours is winning.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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