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15 DIY Firewood Rack and Storage Solutions

It’s time to batten down the hatches, stock up on ice melt, and make sure that your firewood situation is locked down. That means stocking up on firewood and making sure you have a good place to store it. Don’t have one yet? Then check out these 15 DIY firewood storage solutions!

DIY Firewood Rack with Roof

If you are looking for something a little smaller than a full-blown firewood storage shed, but something just as secure, then check out these DIY firewood racks with roofs!

Small Firewood Rack Box

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If you love the idea of a compact rack, then check this small firewood rack box plan. Its materials are low cost and it’s relatively easy to build, but does require some power tools.

It securely stores firewood in a small space and leaves room for some customization so you can paint it to match your backyard’s decor. It even has a flat space on top that can hold drinks, food, or whatever else you’ll be serving next to your fire pit.

Large Log Store

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For people who stock up on a lot of logs, and want a safe, roofed place to store them, this large log store plan will be right up your alley. With a 6-foot height and a 6-foot width, there is more than enough room to store all of your logs for the winter.

While it’s somewhat difficult to make, it’s well worth the work because a similar product would cost you 5 times the DIY material’s cost to buy. It’s also a very attractive log store, that will add a rustic accent to your backyard.

Curved Rack with Roof

Firewood Rack Outdoor wood storage project
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I didn’t know that firewood racks could be beautiful, but this curved rack with a roof is undeniably stunning. It features a gorgeous light brown shingled roof that contrasts wonderfully with its white wooden base.

This rack even has a separate space for you to store seasoned wood and kindling. Of course, beauty comes at a cost, this is definitely a project for advanced woodworkers willing to figure out how to build this rack from the plan’s pictures and diagrams.

DIY Firewood Rack Using Pallets

One of the best things about DIY projects is how they enable you to make well-built products for cheap. If you’re looking for an affordable material to make your firewood storage rack, you should easily be able to find free wooden pallets somewhere in your town!

Simple Pallet Firewood Rack

Pallet firewood rack
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DIY projects don’t get much easier than this simple pallet firewood rack. This extremely easy and affordable plan only requires you to scrounge up three wooden pallets and 4 planks of wood.

To construct it you merely have to prop two of the pallets up on the ends of one of the pallets so that they are directly across from each other. Then join them together by screwing the planks of wood to them as braces. Wa-lah! You have a firewood rack!

Pallet Firewood Rack with Roof

This durable pallet firewood rack with a roof plan is a great way to keep your firewood safe and secure- even through inclement winter weather. While this plan requires few materials, like old pallets, wood, and roofing felt, it does take a little bit of woodworking knowledge to pull it off successfully.

The video is extremely helpful though in walking you through the building process. I loved the finishing touch of roofing felt on top of the rack since it not only helps protect your firewood but also makes the whole contraption look neat and put-together.

Pallet Firewood Shed

Pallet Firewood Shed
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If you stock up on tons of firewood in the winter and need a lot of space to hold it all, then check out this pallet firewood shed plan. This plan is absolutely not for people looking to make dinky, compact racks.

This huge shed simultaneously protects firewood while also giving it enough air circulation to help it effectively dry. To make it you’re going to need a lot of pallets though, like 16, which means it will also take quite a bit of time to construct.

DIY Firewood Rack Using Cinder Blocks

Cinder blocks are another useful, cheap material that you can use to build helpful products, like firewood storage racks! These wonderful outdoor racks are a safe, secure way to store your firewood.

Small Cinderblock Firewood Rack

While this small cinderblock firewood rack’s V-shape may seem a little unusual, it’s actually surprisingly effective at holding firewood. This project is also perfect for beginners, requiring no woodworking skills or tools.

All you need to make this plan is 2 cinderblocks and 4 boards. Simply place the 2 cinder blocks together, side-by-side, and then place a board in each of the cinder blocks’ 4 holes so they make a V shape. You can then stack your firewood in the totally secure V, creating a cool, uniquely-shaped backyard accent.

Long Cinderblock Firewood Rack

DIY Cinder Block Firewood Rack
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Even though this long cinderblock firewood rack may look like a complicated project because of its large size, it’s actually fairly simple to make. All you need are cinder blocks, landscape timbers, and 2×4 planks. In fact, it’s so easy you don’t even need any tools.

It has a similar idea as the small V cinderblock rack except its stretched out, with two-pieces of wood jutting out at a slant from each cinder block on the end, and some wood horizontally lining the rack’s bottom.

Indoor DIY Firewood Rack

During the winter I always like to store a handful of logs inside, just in case it’s so cold out that I don’t feel like traversing my yard to get some firewood from my backyard rack. These indoor firewood racks are a small, stylish way to keep wood inside.

Indoor Raw Firewood Rack

Indoor Firewood Rack Made Using Raw Firewood
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This handsome indoor raw firewood rack will look incredible in elegant living rooms with dark wooden accents. The rack is made from raw firewood which juxtaposes nicely with the actual firewood within it.

While this is definitely a project that requires some skill and time, the step-by-step instructions adeptly walk you through the process, guiding you through sanding, polishing, and constructing this exquisite mantlepiece.

Vertical Firewood Log Holder

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While this vertical firewood log holder can technically be used indoors or outdoors, it looks particularly dashing in living rooms with dark, warm accents. This simple yet elegant looking firewood rack is easy and quick to construct.

More difficult than building the wooden frame is making it look nice through sanding and wood stain. Depending on the wood accents in your living room, you can customize which stain color you use.

Wall-Mounted Firewood Rack

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I have never seen a firewood rack like this wall-mounted firewood rack but I absolutely love the idea behind it. It’s the perfect space saver, and great for individuals who don’t find themselves going through that many logs. Not to mention, it simultaneously adds a rustic and urban accent to living rooms.

This easy project only takes a few pieces of wood and some brackets to construct. It’s perfect for people looking for a beginner DIY firewood rack project that doesn’t take a lot of dollars or time.

Plumbing Pipe Firewood Holder

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The industrial look of black plumbing pipe is always welcome in my home, especially if its in the form of this trendy-looking plumbing pipe firewood holder. Not only does it incorporate an urban-industrial look, it also is on wheels, allowing you to easily move the firewood around your house.

While the materials for this project are slightly more pricey than those features in other projects on this list, it’s fairly easy to make and will last you a lifetime.

Outdoor DIY Firewood Rack

These large, convenient, and multifunctional DIY firewood racks are perfect for safely storing firewood in your backyard.

Outdoor Lumber Stack

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This super simple, super clean looking outdoor lumber stack is perfect for porches or backyards. To make it, all you need is a saw, drill, steel straps, and some 2 x 4 x 8 lumber blocks. This is the perfect DIY project for woodworking beginners.

You can easily customize the size of the rack so it fits however big your firewood pile may be. You can also add paint to it to give it a more finished look.

DIY Rolling Firewood Rack

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While this DIY rolling firewood rack would look great indoors or outdoors, it’s especially well suited for back patios. Because this neat little contraption rolls, you can easily move it, allowing you to clean up behind your woodpile which helps prevent furry creatures from invading it.

This easy to follow tutorial features lots of in-depth steps and helpful pictures. While the project as a whole definitely takes some DIY experience, with enough time, anyone should be able to do it.

Firewood Storage Bench

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Unsure if you want to add a neat firewood rack or extra seating to your back patio? There’s no need to choose if you build this firewood storage bench plan.

This multifunctional bench safely stores wood in a cubby mostly protected from winter weather. It also provides you with extra seating or table space.

The plan is somewhat hard to follow and does take some woodworking experience to pull off, so this is not a project for beginners.


Whether you’re looking for a small indoor firewood rack, a huge backyard rack made from pallets, or even a firewood rack that also functions as a bench, this list features some of the best firewood racks that you can build.

I hope you found these ideas inspiring! If you did, be sure to share them and comment below with which DIY firewood rack you want to build