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Project by hjt posted 03-31-2011 05:04 AM 2948 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I know that many of you would not think one would need a fireplace in Florida. Well, da little woman and I was glad we had it this past winter (Winter 2010) as our heater went kaputz on Christmas Eve. Interestingly enough that was the same day that my area of Florida dipped down into the 30’s and stayed there for better than a week. We even experienced 20 and 30 degree weather for 3+ weeks back in Jan/Feb 2010.

Here is how we had been storing the wood. Rather messy and unorganized.

This design I created allows me to separate and store three different sizes in one area. I used L brackets for added support and I looked for rough wood while at HD to give a rustic look.

All my kindling, medium and large logs are easy to get to and being off the ground, the wood can dry out and season well during our hot summers.

Not photographed; I have a heavy plastic sheet that I use as a cover to keep the rain off.

Once again, this project allowed me to use dad’s tools that I inherited. This incredible set of well balanced punches

And of course what I believe to be my favorite tool from dad … The Radial Arm Saw!

I remember being around 10 years old when he got this and how excited and proud he was of that saw. Gotta love The RAS!!

-- Harold





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Ken90712

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#1 posted 03-31-2011 03:20 PM

This should work.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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David LaBolle

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#2 posted 03-31-2011 03:36 PM

I like how it allows you to stack the wood sorted by size.

Would it be a good idea to tie the sides together with a board across the top to keep the sides from splaying out as the wood pushes against them over time?

Maybe even a roof to keep the rain off?

-- When we build, let us think that we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work as our descendants will thank us for

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hjt

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#3 posted 03-31-2011 04:53 PM

Good Idea Rice – I will look into tyeing the sides together.

-- Harold

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Diggerjacks

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#4 posted 03-31-2011 07:06 PM

Hello hjt

I agree with Rice
You must joiun the side together to make them stronger and a roof will be essential againt the rain

The idea to separate the wood is good. I use the idea in my shop and it ’s easier to choice the wood you need for the fire
I store my wood in three places the little wood the medium wood and the big logs

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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David LaBolle

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#5 posted 04-01-2011 04:51 PM

I like how you chose rustic looking wood.

Have you thought about using a torch to treat it and even out the color a bit? I really like the look of singed pine. If you look at the bench I recently posted in my projects you can see the effect it has on the wood.

It’s really easy to do, like using the fire as a paintbrush, and it’s really easy to keep from setting it on fire.

First, take all of the wood out of the frame you made. Then drag it away from your house and flammable brush or dried leaves. Make sure you have a garden hose handy, just in case. ; ) (I’ve never needed it, but always had it nearby)

Then start up your torch and run the tongue of flame lightly over the surface. Don’t stop in any one place. Keep in moving. Watch how the wood changes color and stop when you see what you like. Make sure it’s not smoking and is completely cool before you walk away or turn your back on it.

Have fun.

-- When we build, let us think that we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work as our descendants will thank us for

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clieb91

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#6 posted 04-13-2011 12:21 AM

Good looking set up. I like the seperated compartments.
David you have an interesting idea there that I may have to try.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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hjt

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#7 posted 04-13-2011 12:26 AM

Dave – I checked your work out and thought I had commented, but guess I did not. Very nice torch effect on the wood. Thanks for the idea.

-- Harold

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David LaBolle

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#8 posted 04-13-2011 11:14 AM

Thanks for taking a look. I’m glad you like the idea. After charring it a little you might want to seal it with some kind of weatherproof clear coat.

...And don’t forget to post a new pic or two. ; )

-- When we build, let us think that we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work as our descendants will thank us for

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