Good Firewood Storage Ideas
There’s nothing better than a crackling fire on a chilly night, except maybe not having to go back outside for more firewood! Here are some great firewood storage ideas to store your firewood. An outdoor shed is appropriate for storing large supplies of firewood. Depending on the size of the shed, you can store enough wood to last through a season. Homeowners who either chop their own wood or keep a large supply on hand often use sheds. They are also used by businesses to provide wood for small bed-and-breakfasts, inns and hotels and to provide wood used for cooking at restaurants and grills. A shed can be built as a do-it-yourself project that’s as simple as setting posts and forming a raised bed to stack and store the wood on slats of lumber or even discarded wooden pallets. Add a slanted roof covering to retard moisture and decay. Build a fully enclosed outdoor shed with doors to provide extra protection against snow, rain and moisture.
Another firewood storage idea is an outdoor rack can provide storage for a medium to large amount of firewood. Most racks are constructed of steel or metal, with raised slats to keep the wood from touching the ground. Some are stationery and housed in an area on the property for easy access. An outdoor rack with wheels provides the flexibility to move the rack from area to another. Keep a tarp in your arsenal of firewood storage items to cover the wood on the rolling rack when it snows or rains to prevent the wood from rotting or forming mildew. Rolling racks are commonly found in home improvement stores and from online retailers.