plans or tips for outdoor firewood rack

steeltowninwv Posted By steeltowninwv, Jul 18, 2012 at 12:33 AM

  1. steeltowninwv

    steeltowninwv
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    i got permission from the wife for another area on our property to have stacks..but she says they have to be neat....so i wanna do some racks...im thinking 8 ft long by 4ft high....the 2x4 racks is what i have in my mind....ive built one of these in a smaller version....will the bigger version be as strong?..post some pics of urs if u dont mind...and any tips would be nice...i dont wanna buy the brackets..i will be doing a bunch of em and dont wanna have 200 dollars in brackets...thanks
     
  2. DexterDay

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    I did 4.5 tall x12 long (little over half cord).

    Although I used the Rutland Stack-n-store brackets.. Just be sure to brace the sides well. And I added a 2x4 across the top. To help stabilize and keep the end posts from bowing out. The principles are about the same, with or without the brackets. I still have 6 more sets in my garage...... Waiting to be built.

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  3. Backwoods Savage

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    Here are some of our wood stacks. Total cost to build these is $0.00

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  4. DexterDay

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    Or some skids and T-posts? They can look good to?

    I figured many more would chime in on this one.

    They don't have to be racks to look good. But last year I was a NEWB (had a fireplace for yrs and pellet stoves, but not an actual wood stove). In my rack area, I lined with landscaping timbers and laid River rock down. The wife wanted it to look good because of the close proximity to the house.

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  5. boisblancboy

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    I cut some cedar posts, buried them about a foot and used some heavy gauge wire between the posts to keep them from blowing out. I also ca make the wire off that way it's not in the way when the rack is empty.
     
  6. steeltowninwv

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    dexter come stack for me...those look as good as any sculpture ive seen....my wood isnt straight enuf to acheive stacks like that
     
  7. golfandwoodnut

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    If you really want to impress her do one of these Holtz Hauzens. For the most part I stack like Dennis, but these are the real conversation pieces.
     
  8. bsj425

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    Be creative make a tree with your wood.. its sideways but still a tree :)

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    And no this isnt my pile im not that creative
     
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  9. dafattkidd

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    Dexters stacks are as nice as they come. So there's your inspiration. Go get'em! Mine on the other hand look like crap.
     
  10. swagler85

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    So where do you hide the uglies and short cutoffs?
    Those are perfect stacks
     
  11. DexterDay

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    I try to fit most in the stacks. But a lot go in-between the stacks. I will post a pic tomorrow for proof....

    I only made them perfect because of the "Standard" thats set here..... Are my stacks straight? Yeah....

    But are there better stacks .. .. .. ? ? Absolutely. . Mine are amateur compared to some :(
     
  12. Ashful

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