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This firewood rack is designed for indoor use. The smaller wood logs can be stacked upon eachother in the closed arc part of the rack.

The Whole rack is flat packed and can be put away if not needed (summer, lack of space,...)

The bolts are easily to unscrew with a hex key (8 hex head bolts M5 x 40 mm)

Step 1: 1.0 Metal Bars - Bending

You need Two metal bars of each 2 meters long (Ø 10mm). The 2 bars were bended with a bending machine as seen in the pictures, You can also use a bending table construction workers use to bend their reinforcement steel. Cut the excess material off with a sawing-machine.

Follow the meassurements as seen on the technical drawing.

Step 2: 1.1 Metal Bars - Drilling

Put tape on the parts were the holes will be drilled (Marked on drawing).

Mark the holes on the tape and use a center punch and hammer to leave a mark where to put your drill. This is important so your drill will not slip away while drilling the holes.

Now drill the holes with a drill of 5,5 mm.

Step 3: 1.2 Metal Bars - Finishing

Before spraying the bars make sure you clean them with some steelwool to clean the metal burrs of the bars.

After cleaning the bars they're ready to be sprayed, I used a Ral 9005 Matte black spray can. Hang the bars on to a rope or anything so they're easier to spray.

Step 4: 1.0 Wood Connections - Beginning

Cut a wood staff (Ø 25mm) in 4 pieces of each 35 cm long.

Afterwards use a rasp to round up both ends of all the pieces.

Follow the meassurements as seen on the technical drawing.

Step 5: 1.0 Wood Connections - Drilling

Now it's time to drill the holes were the bars will be put. To drill these holes you need a Ø 11mm drill.

After drilling these holes it's time to drill the ones where the bolts will hold the pieces together.

Use a Ø 4,5 mm drill for these so you'll be able to make a screw thread inside the holes later on.

Step 6: 1.1 Wood Connections - Sawing and Sanding

Saw the ending pieces of with a thin as possible saw blade so you don't spill to much material.

If you put the parts together you notice the holes won't be as smooth as round as before, this is becuase you sew material away. Make the holes round again with a round file.

After this you can start sanding the wood as smooth as possible.

Step 7: 1.2 Wood Connections - Screw Thread

If you want the bolts to be sunken in use a Ø9,5 mm drill to drill holes 3 mm deep in the holes at the side of the wood.

To make screw thread in wood you need a screw thread set. Use a Screw head drill (M5) in the holes we made at the side of the wood. The holes were drilled a smaller size (Ø 4,5 mm) to make thread cutting inside the hole possible.

Now there is a screw thead you can use 8 bolts to put all the pieces together. (8 sunken hex head bolts M5 x 40 mm)

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