Where we live, one of the most popular things to do in the spring and summer is to have a nice, safe bonfire with your family and friends! Fire pits are permitted in our neighbourhood so long as they meet standards and they’re one of our favourite parts of bonding with those we love on warm nights. Have bonfires does, however, mean that we need somewhere to store the firewood though (as does having a wood burning stove in our house the rest of the year round), so we’ve have our eyes peeled lately for tutorials that will help us use our DIY skills to get our chopped wood up off the lawn and stored in a better way.
Just in case you love the idea of making your very own DIY firewood rack just as much as we do, if not more, here are 15 of the very best ideas, designs, and tutorials that we’ve come across so far in our search for inspiration and guidance!
1. Add-on style firewood shanty
Just in case you don’t have a whole lot of space to work with in your yard but there’s enough down one side of the house, here’s a simple wooden firewood shanty that’s built like an easy add-on to your house! We like that this design makes the rack feel like it’s part of the home itself for a cohesive look. Get the full details for making one of your own on Suomela.
2. Firewood rack using no tools
Even though you’re a pretty handy person, are you also the kind of DIY enthusiast who is always looking for ways to make things even more simply than you might have before? Then we think you might feel rather intrigued by this tutorial from Instructables that shows you how to make a wood and cinder block firewood rack by stacking and strategically placing things in a way that actually requires no tools at all!
3. DIY rolling firewood card
Maybe you have quite a small yard and patio area and you know you’ll need to use firewood at some point this season but you’re just not sure you want to commit to a permanent instalment that will take up space you can’t really spare? Well, if you have another nook or cranny that you can move the wood into temporarily when you have guests over, then we’d definitely suggest making yourself something like this wooden rack on wheels, outlined step by step on The Wood Grain Cottage!
4. Fire pit hideaway bench
Did we actually really catch your attention when we started talking about having a fire pit because you also have one that you worked really hard on and now it’s one of your favourite spaces to enjoy all summer? Well, if your fire pit happens to be missing permanent seating just like ours does, then maybe you can get two things done at once using this awesome tutorial from Intstructables! They show you how to make a curved bench that’s perfect for bonding around the fire with other people on, but that also has tons of firewood storage underneath its seat all the way along.