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Porch daily firewood rack

Discussion in 'DIY - Do-It-Yourself Projects, Construction, Etc.' started by Joel_BC, May 18, 2017.

  1. May 18, 2017
    Joel_BC

    Joel_BC Almost Self-Reliant

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    Hi everyone. I haven't posted in quite a while... don't know if you'll remember me.

    But anyhow, here's a project I did last year (and "road tested" this past winter & early spring). It's a firewood rack for our porch. The east end of the porch itself sits only about 10 yards from the big shed where we stack a winter's worth of mostly split firewood. I bring split wood & rounds over to the porch rack without too much effort.
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    I made the rack from 2" and 1.5" square steel tubing that I welded together. We have an efficient wood-heating system, so the rack didn't need to be too awfully large. IOW, I designed the rack so about 24-hour's worth of wood could easily be stacked there, and we can easily get to our choice of the sizes of chunks we need upcoming. Also, there is room underneath for temporary placement of whatever. For instance, we usually use a spot on the porch as a second "refrigerator" in winter (note the largish pot in the pic below).
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    I didn't take a shot of the loaded rack during the cold snaps in winter, but we had wood heaped quite a bit higher! We started a habit of stacking small pieces to the left, larger ones to the right so we could easily select what we wanted at any time.

    This rack replaced one we had that was taller and narrower but, because of that, made it hard to select the size of wood we might want. Larger, heavier pieces often wound up too near the bottom, and the bottom was actually only a couple inches above porch-floor level.:barnie

    Anyhow, we're pleased with this thing.

    Wishing you all a good spring, good gardens, and all like that!
     

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  2. May 18, 2017
    sumi

    sumi Super Self-Sufficient Administrator

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    Hello stranger, of course we remember you! :) That wood rack is really neat, thank you for sharing.
     
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  3. May 18, 2017
    Joel_BC

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    Hi, Sumi. Thanks. Yeah, I remember you too.
     
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  4. May 18, 2017
    frustratedearthmother

    frustratedearthmother Sustainability Master

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    Hey there - and welcome back! I love the firewood rack!
     
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    Joel_BC

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    Thanks, frustratedearthmother.
     
  6. May 18, 2017
    tortoise

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    hey, I remember you! I like seeing your projects! You have a different skill set than me, so seeing your projects helps me think outside my self-created box.
     
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  7. May 19, 2017 at 1:35 AM
    Britesea

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    What a nice looking wood rack!
     
  8. May 19, 2017 at 2:11 AM
    Hinotori

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    Yup remember you.

    That's a great looking wood rack. I like how it's up away from the ground.
     
  9. May 19, 2017 at 3:20 AM
    BarredBuff

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    Howdy there! I like it. :thumbsup
     
  10. May 19, 2017 at 8:02 AM
    MoonShadows

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    Nice job with that wood rack, Joel. clap.gif
     
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