Homemade Indoor Wood Rack

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Homemade Indoor Wood Rack
Keep your fireplace stoked with logs from your wood rack. (Monkey Business Images Ltd/Valueline/Getty Images)

Build an indoor wood rack for your firewood to keep the inside of your home clean and organised, especially during the winter months when you use your fireplace or wood stove. Use the rack to keep a good stock of wood inside the house for those extra-cold days and the even colder nights. Having a wood rack keeps your stock replenished so you do not have to continually go in and out of the house. Build a simple wood rack that will meet your firewood needs.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • 3 pieces of 2-by-4 lumber
  • Measuring tape
  • Table saw
  • 4-inch wood screws
  • Drill with bits
  • Sandpaper
  • Rag
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush

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  1. 1

    Make a 4-foot-long wood rack by measuring and cutting the 2-by-4s to these measurements: two 4-foot lengths for the bottom of the wood rack, four 2-foot lengths for the sides and four 1-foot lengths for the side bottom and top braces.

  2. 2

    Lay the two 4-foot lengths on the work surface, standing on their sides about 1 foot apart. Stand one of the 2-foot lengths on end behind the long piece and line it up so that it is flush with one end of one of the bottom pieces to form a corner. Use the drill to put two screws through the standing piece into the long piece.

  3. 3

    Repeat with the remaining three 2-foot lengths on each of the corners.

  4. 4

    Attach the bottom braces by butting the brace up against the bottom pieces. Screw in four of the screws through the braces into both ends of the bottom pieces and the standing pieces.

  5. 5

    Brace the top of the standing pieces by placing the remaining two braces across and using two screws on each side to secure.

  6. 6

    Sand the entire surface of the wood rack. Wipe it down with a damp rag to remove all traces of sawdust.

  7. 7

    Paint your wood rack to match the decor of the room in which you are placing it. Allow the paint to dry, then add another coat.

Tips and warnings

  • If you want a fancier-looking indoor wood rack, use material other than 2-by-4s. You can use wrought iron if you know how to weld.
  • This wood rack is so simple to build you can alter the dimensions depending on the amount of space you have. Build a larger one if you keep your wood in the basement, or a smaller one to fit the space you have.

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