I got this link last night from REDBARN (thank you!) and I set it up this afternoon. Ran to Menards and got the cinder blocks (12" + 50 lbs. each) along with (2) 2x4 x 12' and (2) 2x4 x 8'. I spent a total of $19.58 (including tax) and it took me all of 15 minutes to "put it together". So it's essentially 12' in length and then I cut each of the 8' pieces in half to give me the sides for stability purposes. I probably over did it with a 4th cinder block but they were $1.19 ea. http://www.instructables.com/id/No-tools-firewood-rack/ It's not a permanent solution by a long shot, but it will definitely serve its purpose temporarily. Next Spring, my wife & I plan on constructing a wood shed of some sort in the backyard. Grow Food. Stack wood. To heck with grass. My neighbor was doing some yard work this afternoon in between rain showers and brought out his chainsaw and cut down the large stump you see in this first photo. The tree had been cut down when he bought the house a couple of years ago and all that remained was this large chunk 'o stump. I'm not sure what kind of tree it was, but my thought process was it would be a perfect chopping block for splitting wood? I'm just a hair over 6'0" and figured it would help alleviate back strain... is this pretty much what everyone else uses as a base for splitting/chopping wood is another large tree? ...sorry in advance for the newbie questions! Thank you to all of you, wood freaks here at The Hearth and thank you again Redbarn for the endless amounts of information and data! Best. Internet. Forum. Ever.