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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Dimensional Lumber Woodworking.

Firewood burns better when it's dry.  It's much more convenient when it's all in one place near the fire.  Let's build a rack to safely house that firewood!  

To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
 - must be able to hold at least one face cord of firewood (32 square feet)
 - must not be able to tip over when 10 year olds play near it
 - use wood screws
 - no treated wood

To document your completion of the BB, provide the following:
  - photo of the location where the rack will go
  - photo of the construction partially underway
  - photo of the finished rack
  - detailed photo and explanation of how it won't tip over
  - or two minute video of the above items

 - Thermally treated wood is acceptable
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This is where the firewood rack that I am building is going.

This is the wood that I have marked before cutting to build my firewood rack. The dimensions I made for the firewood rack to hold at least 32 square feet of wood are 9 feet 6 inches by  3 feet 6 inches. I added an additional 5.5 inches vertically on the bottom to account for a 2 inch clearance on the bottom and the width of the 2 by 4. I made the firewood rack 14 inches deep, so that 15 inch pieces of firewood will comfortably rest on it.

This is the wood after I cut it.

These are progress pictures of me constructing my firewood rack.

This is my completed firewood rack after I installed it at Allerton Abbey.

To prevent my firewood rack from falling over when a ten-year old roughouses with it, I screwed my firewood rack into the wall of Allerton Abbey.

Staff note (Mike Haasl):

I hereby certify this BB complete!

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