Firewood stacked inside an outdoor firewood rack

Firewood Rack

Originally contributed by • last updated 3/17/2021

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Firewood is an amazing source of fuel, especially if you live in an area where there is an abundance of trees you can freely or inexpensively access. However, not all wood burns equally and you need to make sure you’ve got stuff that won’t leave you in the cold. Did you know, the best firewood to burn is properly stored and seasoned wood? If you’re looking for great firewood storage to help season all your lumber, consider using both an outdoor and an indoor firewood rack to season your firewood.

Definition

In its simplest form, a firewood rack, which is also known as a log rack or firewood holder, is a basic framework, consisting of two vertical ends for support and a horizontal base. These handy storage units can be made from a variety of materials, including wood, metals, and stone. They can also be purchased from a variety of manufacturers. Indoor versions of these racks are typically used to hold smaller amounts of seasoned wood ready for the wood stove or fireplace. Bigger outdoor 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.

What’s The Best Way To Store Firewood?

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 version can be a cheap and easy solution. And with plenty of ideas and designs available for free, you’ll have no shortage of inspiration:

  • 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.
  • If you’re storing larger quantities of firewood for longer periods of time, you many want to consider using a firewood storage shed. They tend to keep wood dryer during cold and wet seasons.