I had some metal bands left over from the wine barrel tables that I have made in the past, so I recycled the bands into a firewood stand.
Step 1: Materials Neeeded
2 x wine barrel bands
3 x short pieces of wood
2 x wood legs
5 x meters rope
Varnish and stain
Fishing line and needle
Step 2: Assemble Framework
I sanded the bands to remove all the shape edges. I used a clamp to hold the bands together and cut strips of wood that screwed into the bands to support the logs. I cut two thicker pieces of wood that fit under the bands to stop it rolling over. I marked where the bands would be screwed into the wood and used a chisel to remove a section so the bands fit in better. But be aware that the bands can be different sizes so measure each one.
Step 3: Paint Bands and Stain and Varnish Wood
I stained and varnished all my pieces and assembled them, ready to add the rope. I used a chrome color spray paint suitable for metal and sprayed the inside and outside of the bands. I choose chrome because the chances of the logs scratching the paint inside to hoops is high and with chrome the color will blend in. I have seen on other posts that people have used a hot glue gun to secure the rope, but I found it kept coming loose. I used a large needle and fishing line to secure the ends of the rope.
Step 4: Add Rope
I threaded the rope in a figure 8 pattern around the 3 posts and used fishing line again to secure it to the posts. Add your firewood and you have a unique and attractive firewood stand that will look great next to your fire place.
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