Firewood stacked inside an outdoor firewood rack

Firewood Rack

Originally contributed by Jeff Butler • last updated 1/21/2021

Did you know, the best firewood to burn is properly stored and seasoned wood? If you’re looking for great firewood storage without the costs of building a firewood shed, consider using both an outdoor firewood rack and an indoor firewood rack to season your firewood.


In its simplest form, a firewood rack (also known as a “log rack” or “firewood holder”) is a basic framework, consisting of two vertical ends for support and a horizontal base, which can be made from a variety of materials. Indoor firewood racks are typically used to hold smaller amounts of seasoned wood ready for the wood stove or fireplace. Outdoor firewood racks are meant to hold larger amounts of wood during the drying process, and sometimes have covers or roofs to keep off rain and snow.

DIY or Store-Bought? How To Build A Firewood Rack:

Firewood storage is a real concern for people who use a wood burning stove or a fireplace to heat their homes. There are plenty of firewood rack (“log rack”) options available for purchase. But building your own DIY firewood rack can be a cheap and easy solution with plenty of ideas and designs available for free:

  • There are a wide variety of firewood rack options available at big box stores. Prices can range from affordable to expensive, and there are lots of designs, materials, and sizes to choose from.
  • If you’re wondering how to build a firewood rack, there are a ton of ideas and designs available for free. DIY firewood racks are an inexpensive and easy way to create your own firewood storage.