Outdoor Firewood Rack
A firewood rack is a great place to keep your supply of wood organized and easy to access. A firewood rack is easy to make from stock lumber and is cheaper than buying one. This design can be made larger or smaller to fit any area, and can even be made small enough to hold a few logs so it can fit next to a fireplace. A firewood rack prevents you from having to stack your firewood on the ground, which makes it vulnerable to decay and insects. The simplest outdoor firewood rack is the kind that somewhat resembles a basic metal book shelf without the shelves. You can build or purchase a rack like this that is as big or as small as you need it to be. Rustproof metal bars create a cage for the firewood, with a sheet at the bottom. You stack pieces of wood one on top of the other until the metal frame is full. Most of these racks come with a canvas cover to protect the top of the structure, keeping the wood dry during the rain. Many homeowners position this rack against the side of their home to protect the back end of the firewood from the elements as well.