In winter we need to warm up our home by burning woods. It’s important in order to survive the bitter cold. So we may need of a firewood rack. The best firewood racks are available in the market. But what if we build one by ourselves?
Building a firewood rack at home, as a DIY project is not a rocket science. It’s easy to make an indoor firewood rack. You will a few tools and materials to make a nice one. you will find a lot of DIY firewood rack ideas around you.
Take a look the final assembly –
How to Build a Simple Modern Firewood Rack
Here are the steps to make an easy and nice indoor modern firewood rack, not necessary that you just have to follow this exact steps.
Materials for This Work
01: A – 2 pieces of 2×8 lumber – 28″ long for side
02: B – 2 piece of 2×3 lumber – 24″ long for the bottom
03: C – 1 piece of 3×8 lumber – 21″ long, 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 24″ long for tray
04: 1 piece of 2×8 lumber – 8′
05: 1 piece of 2×3 lumber – 4′
06: 1 piece of 1×4 lumber – 4′
07: 15 pieces of 2 1/2″ screws
08: 20 pieces of 2″ brad nails
09: stain, glue
1. The safety gears like the work safety gloves
5. Sandpaper and woodworking sander
6. Propane torch
After arranging these tools and materials start making a firewood rack by following these methods.
Step 01: Build the sides for the firewood rack from 2×8 lumber.
The first step of this project is to cut the components for the frame of the indoor firewood rack.
Mark the lines on the 2×8 lumber beam with a pencil and also using a carpentry square. In this process, make sure the corners are square and have no problems when assembling the components.
Next, you need to mark the cut lines to the side slats before making the bottom notches. Use a saw to make the cuts along the cut lines.
For making the cuts, clamp the beam to the workbench and make the cuts. Use sandpaper to smooth the recesses.
Step 02: Attach the Tray
Next, attach the bottom of the tray to the sides. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the wood frame and secure it to the sides with 2 1/2″ screws.
Make sure the corners are made square before inserting the screws. The two sides should be perfectly identical in order to give the firewood rack asymmetrical look.
Try to leave about 1-inch gap from the tray to make the pocket holes equally spaced.
Step 03: Attach the Frames
Fit the 2 by 3 supports to the bottom notches and make sure the edges are made flush.
Mark the line for the bottom edge of the horizontal slat using a square and pencil and join the borders.
During joining the borders use a carpentry square. Use the square to make the corners right-angled. Use 2 into ½ inches screw to join the frames.
Use well waterproof glue for the joints and remove extra glue using a damp cloth.
Attach the other sides following these processes.
Step 04: Make the Tray
After that use the 1 by 4 slats to the top of the firewood rack to create the tray.
Use 2-inch brad nails to secure the slats to the frame of the firewood rack. Make the tray for storing the firewoods.
Step 05: Join the Bottom Slat
Next, fit the 2 by 3 slats to the bottom of the rack structure. Align the edges to make sure the corners are square.
Drill pilot holes at both ends of the supports. Insert the 2 into ½ inch screws into the side components and also use glue for better joining.
Step 06: Make the frame smooth
To make the firewood rack look nice, make the sides smooth.
You can use 120-220 grit sandpaper to smooth the edges and also the surfaces. One more thing I did burn it using a propane torch, to make it more black and beautiful.
An indoor firewood rack is ready to use.
Make one and store your firewood racks for the winter.