This is a design for a simple log rack. I have two log burning stoves and so I need small cut logs of approximately 10 inch (250 mm) long that will fit into the stoves.
So I need to be able to stack my cut logs on my porch. I made this simple Log Rack with odd and scrap bits of timber I had left over from repairing a roof.
Size- 60 inch long. 40 inch high 10 inch wide. (1.5 m x 1m x 250 mm.)
The size of the timber is 1.5 inch by 1 inch rough timber (40 x 30 mm.)
So I cut; 2 long bits 60 inch long (1.5 m) 4 bits 40 inch long (1 m.) and 5 bits 10 inch long (250 mm.)
On the 2 long bits I screwed 3 of the 10 inch bits to make a simple base (imagine a short ladder.) This becomes the base and helps air to circulate around and under the log rack.
Next I took a long 4 inch nail and nailed he 40 inch at each end of the 60 inch base. Why nailed? Because I then bent the nails to become simple hinge or pivots points for the 40 inch 'legs' for be able to fold up and down (To wedge the logs).
The last 2 10 inch bits. I screwed to the the top of the 40 inch 'Legs' to make the look like a tall 'goal' post. (See the photo)
And there you have it.
The last bit you need is a length of string or rope to tie the two legs across the top. Which holds the whole thing rigid when I stack the logs into the rack.
Please comment on this, because its my first attempt at an in-structable and I want to know if I got it right, or wrong!