This step by step diy woodworking project is about storage rack plans. I have designed this project so that you store logs for your fireplace or stove inside the home. It is an extremely simple project, as it only requires a few cuts and basic joints. In addition, the total costs for the rack should be under 20 $, which is not a lot considering how rigid and durable the rack will be. Take a look over the rest of our woodworking plans, if you want to get more building inspiration.
When buying the lumber, you should select the planks with great care, making sure they are straight and without any visible flaws (cracks, knots, twists, decay). Investing in cedar or other weather resistant lumber is a good idea, as it will pay off on the long run. Use a spirit level to plumb and align the components, before inserting the galvanized screws, otherwise the project won’t have a symmetrical look. If you have all the materials and tools required for the project, you could get the job done in about a day. See all my Premium Plans HERE.
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Indoor Firewood Rack Plans
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- A – 2 pieces of 2×12 lumber – 36″ long SIDES
- B – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 28″ long BASE
- C – 2 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 28″ long, 1 piece of 2×12 lumber – 25″ long TOP BOX
- 1 pieces of 2×12 lumber – 10′
- 1 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 6′
- 1 piece of 1×8 lumber – 6′
- 50 pieces of 1 1/4″ screws
- 50 pieces of 2 1/2″ screws
- wood glue, stain/paint
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How to build a fireplace log holder
Start with the sides for the log holder. As you can easily see in the diagram, you need to make small notches to the bottom of the beams. Mark the cut lines on the 2×12 planks and get the job done with a saw. Smooth the edges with sandpaper and remove the excess with a damp cloth. Probably, you can use 1×12 as well with minimal differences.
Next, you need to attach the 2×4 supports to the sides. Make sure the edges are flush and check the corners for squareness. Use a spirit level to plumb the sides. Drill pilot holes at both ends of the 2x4s and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the side components. Make sure the head of the screws are at the same level with the wood surface. You could add waterproof glue to the joints for a better bond on the long run.
Next, you need to build the top box, so you can store the small twigs for lighting the fire. Attach the 1×8 slats to the top of the sides beams. Align the edges with attention, making sure the corners are square. Drill pilot holes through the slats and insert 1 1/4″ screws into the vertical components. Add waterproof glue to the joints.
Build the bottom of the box from 2×12 lumber. Drill pocket holes at both sides of the slats and fit it to the structure, as shown in the diagram. Use 2 1/2″ screws to lock the slat to the sides. In addition, You need to drill pilot holes through the 1×8 slats and insert 1 1/4″ screws into the bottom.
Last but not least, you should take care of the finishing touches. Therefore, fill the head of the screws with a good wood putty and let it dry out properly for several hours. Sand the wooden surface with 120-220 grit sandpaper and remove the residues with a vacuum.
Top Tip: Apply several coats of wood stain to protect the wood from rot and to enhance its rustic appearance. If this design is not what you are looking for, I suggest you to take a look over my other firewood storage projects.
This is both a rustic and a simple project anyone can build in just a few hours. If you want to store logs for the fireplace inside your house, this rack will be what you need. The project features a storage box placed at the top, so you can select the logs according to their size. Therefore, you can fit twigs and other items needed to light the fire.
This woodworking project was about indoor firewood rack plans free. If you want to see more outdoor plans, check out the rest of our step by step projects and follow the instructions to obtain a professional result.