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
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.