Learn how to build a Firewood rack with DIY Pete. In this video, DIY PETE teams up with his Dad on a project to make a firewood storage rack. Free plans will soon be available on DIYPETE.com.
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Start making your cuts for the posts and base. I’d recommend using a miter saw. Refer to the plans for more info. Assemble the base. Use 3 inch screws and wood glue. You can use a Kreg Jig and 2 1/2 inch Kreg screws if you prefer to connect the 2×6 boards using pocket holes.
Assemble the four posts. Connect each 2×6 to a 2×4 using 3 inch screws. You could use a Kreg jig and 2 1/2 inch Kreg screws like we did if you prefer. Attach the 4 corner posts and vertical 2×4 to the 2×6 base. Use 3 inch wood screws to attach the posts to the base.
Add a 2×6 on the left and right sides to strengthen the structure. Then attach a 2×6 board across the front. Cut and add 4 boards to support the roof. Two of the 2×4 boards will go on the ends and two will be placed in-between. Then add 1×6 cedar pickets for the roof. Refer to the plans for more info.
Add cedar pickets for the siding. We attached the pickets using 1 1/4 inch wood screws. We used 5 pickets on the back side. Then cut shorter pickets for the sides. Use 5 boards as well so the siding is the same height on all three sides.
Job well done! Admire your work and then move it into place. Start throwing some logs on your new rack and enjoy.
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