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Need nice looking log racks for covered front porch

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by 12pack, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. 12pack

    12pack New Member

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    I need to buy some nice well built log racks for the covered front porch.

    Wifey doesn't like the cut down pallets w/ 2" x 4" for ends any longer as it looks like crap. Looks fine to me, but she is the boss.

    I need:

    (1) 10' long
    (1) 8' long
    (2) 4' long

    Where do you guys recommend purchasing from?

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  2. brian89gp

    brian89gp Feeling the Heat

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  3. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    It's pretty simple to make one using just 2 x 4's. The top though is different as there are many options. I just used a sheet of our old galvanized roofing. In the summer I remove it and then replace in the fall.
  4. Shari

    Shari Minister of Fire

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    You can build a 2x4 rack or buy the metal style racks and then cover them with this: http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200395529_200395529?cm_mmc=Google-pla-_-Logging-_-Logging Accessories-_-395071&ci_sku=395071&ci_gpa=pla&ci_kw={keyword}&gclid=CNDm_rCy0rQCFYZaMgodlRUASQ

    I've got two metal racks and one 2x4 rack on my front porch - all covered with 3 of the above tarps. I really like this style tarp - velcro closures - 4' long makes for easy in/out of wood. VERY sturdy tarp material - not your ordinary tarp stuff from the box stores. The covers come in 8' long also but I chose the 4' for convenience of the in/out.

    Oh course the wood on the porch is seasoned 3 yrs. and has been brought up from the backyard pallet seasoning racks.
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  5. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw Minister of Fire

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    I think if you could make some nice racks out of 2x4s and paint or stain them and your wife would be happy!
  6. Ralphie Boy

    Ralphie Boy Minister of Fire

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    I used the same plans as on the link provided by brian89gp for about the same amount of wood. I made a smaller, fancier version for our covered front deck. I added some cheap trim from the re-store and painted it white. It won the wife's approval. It's quick, easy and cheap.:cool:
  7. billb3

    billb3 Minister of Fire

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  8. midwestcoast

    midwestcoast Minister of Fire

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    On my deck is a 4' steel tube rack (given to me) with a cover similar to tho one in Shari's link. Keeps rain, snow sleet off of a weeks worth of wood & is very convenient. I take it off when I refill & otherwise use the velcro. Works well for me

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