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How To Build A DIY Firewood Rack



When the house needs some warmth, a sturdy DIY firewood rack will come in handy. It’s one great piece to keep firewood dry and in one place.

The Only DIY Firewood Rack Project You’ll Ever Need

A firewood rack is just what we need to keep our all-important firewood safe, dry, and within easy reach. Don’t worry about buying one, because you can definitely make one for your home. Continue reading and find out what you will need and the easy steps on how to build a DIY firewood rack.

What You’ll Need:

Supplies:

  • Wood Glue
  • Box of 2 1/2 inch Kreg Screws
  • 3 inch Wood Screws
  • 1 1/4 inch Wood Screws
  • Sandpaper
  • Stain or Poly
  • Wood:
    • 2×4 x 8 foot long boards (5 pcs)
    • 2×6 x 8 foot long boards (4 pcs)
    • 1×6 x 6-foot long cedar pickets (14 pcs)
      *Recommended: cedar or redwood

Tools:

  • Miter Saw
  • Orbital Sander
  • Kreg Jig
  • Drill
  • Tape Measure
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Speed Square
  • Safety glasses
  • Clamps

How To Build A DIY Firewood Rack

Step 1: Make The Cuts

Step 1: Make The Cuts | How To Build A DIY Firewood Rack

Step 1: Make The Cuts | How To Build A DIY Firewood Rack

Download the DIY firewood rack plan and cut the cedar to form the frame of the rack. Ensure to cut according to the needed sizes.

Step 2: Assemble The Base

Step 2: Assemble The Base | How To Build A DIY Firewood Rack

Step 2: Assemble The Base | How To Build A DIY Firewood Rack

Adjust the Kreg Jig and create holes in the joints to connect the boards. Apply wood glue and screw them in place.

Step 3: Assemble The Four Posts

Step 3: Assemble The Four Posts | How To Build A DIY Firewood Rack

Step 3: Assemble The Four Posts | How To Build A DIY Firewood Rack

Assemble the four posts by connecting a 2×4 with a 2×6, which will then form an L.

Step 4: Attach The Corner Posts To The Base

Step 4: Attach The Corner Posts To The Base | How To Build A DIY Firewood Rack

Step 4: Attach The Corner Posts To The Base | How To Build A DIY Firewood Rack

Attach the corner posts one at a time by screwing them into place. Put a short piece of 2×6 in the middle to prevent it from sagging. Attach a 2×4 at the back as well to secure the overall piece.

Step 5: Strengthen The Structure

Step 5: Strengthen The Structure | How To Build A DIY Firewood Rack

Step 5: Strengthen The Structure | How To Build A DIY Firewood Rack

Strengthen the structure by adding a 2×6 on the left and right sides. This will square up the post.

Step 6: Attach Pieces At The Top Part

Step 6: Attach Pieces At The Top Part | How To Build A DIY Firewood Rack

Step 6: Attach Pieces At The Top Part | How To Build A DIY Firewood Rack

Attach the rear 2×4 wood and screw it in place. Then, attach a 2×6 to the front and screw it in place.

Step 7: Add Support For The Picket Roof

Step 7: Add Support For The Picket Roof | How To Build A DIY Firewood Rack

Step 7: Add Support For The Picket Roof | How To Build A DIY Firewood Rack

Attach 2×4 on both ends to frame the roof. Then, provide inner support for the pickets and strengthen the roof.

Step 8: Add The Pickets

Step 8: Add The Pickets | How To Build A DIY Firewood Rack

Step 8: Add The Pickets | How To Build A DIY Firewood Rack

Add the pickets at the top portion to create the roof. Using 1 1/4 inch wood screws, screw the pickets one at a time.

Step 9: Assemble The Lower Storage Rack

Step 9: Assemble The Lower Storage Rack | How To Build A DIY Firewood Rack

Step 9: Assemble The Lower Storage Rack | How To Build A DIY Firewood Rack

Measure and cut pickets to create the back of the lower firewood storage rack. Screw them in place. Cut shorter board and attach them to the sides with the same method.

Step 10: Ready To Use

Step 10: Ready To Use | How To Build A DIY Firewood Rack

Step 10: Ready To Use | How To Build A DIY Firewood Rack

Put your brand new firewood rack in place. Then, chop your firewood and arrange them in your newly made firewood rack!

Want to see this DIY firewood rack project in action? Check out this video from DIY Pete:

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This project might make you sweat a little, but it is worth it. Just pile your firewood in it, and you are good to go. Place it in a convenient spot at home so when you need the wood, getting some takes zero effort.

What do you think of this DIY firewood rack project? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

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Editor’s Note – This post was originally published in October 2016 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.

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