What do you store wood in in house?

Machria Posted By Machria, Jan 2, 2013 at 9:23 PM

  1. Machria

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    We use a vintage wooden crate.
     

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  3. jackatc1

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    Plus would leave a pile of bark and dust on the floor.
    I use a home made wood box 2'x3' 14" high.
    Soon to be vintage.
     
  4. WhitePine

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    I stumbled onto a nice sturdy half round log cradle at Sams Club 7 or 8 years ago. Chinese made, of course. It holds a day or two of wood at the rate we burn. I would prefer a slightly larger model, but it is what it is.

    I've never seen another one like it since.
     
  5. milleo

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    Right now I use a clear plastic tote and it holds 24 to 30 hours of wood for me and all the crap off the wood goes to the bottom it also has a white lid that I put behind the tote and the wood doesn't hit the wall. Some day gonna make a pretty one.
     
  6. katwillny

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    I use a U-type cast iron holder. I also have a pine box that i just got on CL.
     
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    I use a U-type cast iron holder. I also have a pine box that i just got on CL.
     
  8. DexterDay

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    A metal rack from a garage sale and a round rack I got as a Gift. Holds a fair amount of wood. But my 30 is in the basement, so it don't look as pretty as everyone elses :(
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    I had a round metal rack in the room last year. Got sick of it pretty quick though. Left a mess on the carpet, debris and bark always needing cleaned up. I now use a cardboard box to bring enough in for a load. Keep a pallet full 10 feet outside the door in garage. (Soon will be enclosed so don't have to walk in snow to get there)
     
  10. Senatormofo

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    DexterDay, It looks like a damn nice set up to me! The Barley Pop adds a nice touch!
     
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    I use a set of large IKEA blue heavy duty tote bags. They hold enough wood for a day and I lug in one or two bags at a time (usually one with larger rounds and one with smaller rounds and splits). They hold up really well, only one has failed in 2 years. Dirt cheap too, they are less than a dollar at IKEA.
     
  12. Cross Cut Saw

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    I wish I could put something like that next to the stove! Looks like my kinda place down there.

    We have a very nice but totally ineffective iron rack from LL Bean with a fancy leather thing that works as a carrier. Unfortunately this only holds about 12 hours worth of wood. I'm thinking about getting one of those metal loop style holders, something that will hold at least a couple of days worth of wood would be nice...
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  13. blacktail

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    I use cheap Rubbermaid totes that I got from Walmart for a few bucks. One of them will hold a day's worth of wood for me. I have two of them. One stays by the stove and never gets totally empty. The other one I keep in the garage and take back and forth to the wood shed.
     

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  14. nate379

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    I use a bin I built from plywood leftovers of my hearth pad. Has casters so I can wheel it out on the porch to load it up. Holds about 3 days worth if wood.
     
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    Wood box works great, stored wood does not show because the box needs to be refilled. FSCN1997.JPG
     
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    After using a wrought iron rack I fabbed up in the welding shop last year I decided the mess was too messy and a pain so I extended my hearth adding the short step wall to separate the daily wood from the stove and now can just toss a day or two worth in there. Keeps mess under control and all I need to do is hit the area with my little shop vac when I am at or near the end of the stack. I also keep a cord or so in the unfininished basement which is contrary to most here but so far I have had no bug issues. I just like the convenience of dry wood available. After this season I should have a better handle on the amount of wood I go through with the 30 and will try and get my basement stash real close next winter. At least that is the plan.

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    totes and cardboard boxes on the enclosed porch ( more of a vestibule than a porch)
    if it is going to be real cold or especially snowy / wet then I just make a stack against the wall and try to keep any bark and bits cleaned up so it doesn't get tracked in on shoes walking by it.
     
  19. Jags

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    I don't store wood inside, but I do use a tote that has the same dimensions as my firebox. It fits in the tote, it fits in the stove.

    One of the neatest I have seen was a decorative wood box that had a tote inside it. Mess stays in the tote. Wood is easily transferred to the box, and the lid is closed for the clean, neat look.
     
  20. lukem

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    Same here. Plywood cart with casters...roll it to the door to load it...roll it next to the stove.
     
  21. jdp1152

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    I'm currently planning a refacing of my fireplace and there happens to be a dumbwaiter on the other side of the wall. Besides being a major source of air leakage, it's also not ok to have one in MA per my insurance company as it provides a conduit to spread fire. I'm going to knock out the wall and put in something like this:
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    Obviously not that tall as my ceiling is only 9 ft, but something more practical and less decorative. Presently, I keep it all on the covered porch about 10 ft from the insert for now.
     
  22. PapaDave

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    No way to avoid the mess, but it can be minimized.
    Used a galvanized bucket (think short and about 2.5' dia.) the last few years, but built a rack out of wood that I'm now regretting. It holds more wood though.
    Lots of crap on the floor (tile, so easy to clean). I think I'm going back to something that holds all the detritus instead of it falling to the floor. Don't know what just yet.
    I can sweep less that way.
     
  23. dja950

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    This is what I do. Stoves in my walkout basement so it's a little easier. I have a raised ranch
     

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  24. WhitePine

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    Wow. Not a split to be seen in that too tall to be practical wood bin.

    I wonder if they ever had a fire in that fireplace?
     
  25. nate379

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    Don't really have a mess with my setup. A little bit of "crumbs" might fall off the wood onto the hearth as I'm loading the stove but that's really about it. I might sweep it up every couple week as it's hardly anything.

     

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