If you have a wood-burning fireplace, chances are you have firewood, right? Unfortunately, that also means you need place to store it! If you are like me, you want the firewood nearby so you don’t have to trek out to a cold shed through a snowy yard, but you don’t really want it inside. Firewood is dirty, it brings in some bugs and unless you live in a rustic mountain cabin, chances are it doesn’t do much for your style. But then if you store it stacked outside, you need to make sure it doesn’t trap moisture between it and the side of the house or become a perfect home for vermin in the garage. Oh, yes, on top of all that, you want it to stay off the ground so it doesn’t get waterlogged! So the perfect solution are these super easy DIY outdoor firewood racks. You can store your wood close, clean, and dry and it allows you to buy wood in bulk, saving you money. Time to “fire” up the DIY!
Our featured project above, is from our favorite woodworking girl, ‘Ana White’. Build a firewood rack with some simple connectors, and get free plans for this project from ‘DIY Done Right‘!
This idea from ‘Metal Garden Beds‘ is smart and simple. They simply took a corrugated metal raised bed frame and turned it on its side… Instant firewood rack!
From Shayna (and Anthony!) at ‘The Wood Grain Cottage’, this DIY rolling firewood cartis perfect for storing your wood where you can easily get to it, but can be rolled out of the way as well. (BTW this also makes it easy to clean around and behind your wood pile, which helps prevent little furry creatures from settling in!) Lots and lots of step by step photos in this really clear tutorial.
From the forum ‘BBQ Brethren’, this DIY firewood rack was submitted by one of their readers, complete with plans! We love this because you can probably make it with things laying around your garage…and it does a great job of keeping the wood off the ground, which is great for areas with lots of snow.
This firewood rack from ‘Instructables’ uses no tools to construct. Pretty clever design!
This is a smaller version, same idea. Found on ‘Homedit’. Simply cinder blocks and scrap 2×4’s!
This is a simple DIY firewood rack we found on ‘Indulgy‘… Just lay pipe on top of concrete footings from the home improvement store, then stack your wood! Great economical way to keep your wood off the ground and draining properly from the weather.
Need one more idea? Ok we gotcha. Uploaded by a user on Pinterest, this firewood rack is simply three empty wood pallets, joined by wood braces. We suggest using screws, not nails, but even scrap wood will work! Brace both sides of the rack. Great upcycling!