Picture of Firewood Rack

I had the need for another wood rack for my deck. I have two already, but last year I had some problems getting to the main pile in my back yard. I thought it would be a good idea to stack some more before the snow flies. The cost should be around $12.00 depending on the cost of 2x4x8s in your area.

(( Just a simple wood rack with dimensions ))

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TroyRedStone made it!2 months ago

I modified this design for my workshop woodstove. I wanted something a little more utilitarian, pragmatic, and versatile. Now I can store wood, open beers, hold my cigars, and also hold my hatchet. Plus, its on wheels and can move it with ease around my shop. Thanks for posting this inspiring project.

storm.parson made it!2 months ago

Thanks for the idea. Lots more room on the porch now.

jgreen521 year ago
I am planning to make a rack for my parents new patio and fire pit; I really like the design only question is what type I wood works best...sturdy/long lasting ?
PeteNH2 years ago
Thanks for the idea.  I just tweaked your design a little.  I used 10ft 2 x 4's, picked up a 5th one to use for the sides of the box, tops of the side rails, and for a extra insert inside the box at the 5 foot mark.  This allowed me to go with 5ft. side rails.  I used a slightly longer bracket too...I believe it was 12". 

Thanks again for the idea!!
biker_trash_1340 (author)  PeteNH2 years ago
Looks good.I like the idea of putting it up on blocks, It would make it much easier to clean under with a blower. I may have to try that next year.
Yeah, I figured it would keep the water on the ground from soaking up into the base of the rack. I had 6 of those round pavers left from the old walkway to the house. I had it paved when I did the driveway...
corioreo2 years ago
We needed additional wood storage this year, and after researching many different designs, we settled on this one for its simplicity. We got the straps (very cheap) and pressure-treated 2x4s, and made this rack in about 5 minutes, for a total cost of about $15. It is a perfect, simple design, with no lumber wasted whatsoever. Ours is already full of wood, and looks like it will hold up for years, and we plan to make a few more now!
dean19864 years ago
Here is the wood rack we made using these plans
wood rack.jpg
wobblestar5 years ago
Yes. Great simple design. I'll make something like that myself.

Great design, dubious placement of the wood rack. 

While convenient to wander out to your deck and grab your firewood, termites might be a problem. Instead of putting the rack on your deck, it's recommended that your firewood be placed well away from the foundation of the house.
biker_trash_1340 (author)  gezortenplotz5 years ago
Termites are not a problem here in Michigan. The wood only stays up on the deck for the winter, and refilled as needed. In the summer I stack it well off in the back yard.
jdege5 years ago
That is a beautifully simple design.