Building a DIY brændetårn rack can save you time and money. This rack can be an alternative to purchasing ready made racks in the market. It is also an alternative way of storing your wood. It is not necessary that you have a large space for this kind of rack, if you only have a small open space near your fireplace.
You can use brick or stone as a platform to support your wood. But it must be sturdy and strong because a falling from a high place can damage your flooring or your walls. For building a DIY firewood storage tower, it is recommended to use solid wood logs because hollow wood logs are easily damaged. You will need at least 100mm thick logs for your tower. If the log diameter is smaller than 100mm, it may not be able to support the weight of the wood and it may collapse.
Stack two or three stacked cinder blocks next to each other and attach them securely to the two sides of the platform. There are different ways of using this wood storage system. You can either roll it or you can use slanting boards. If you plan to use it on the ground then you can opt for a slanting board. If you are going to use it in an open area, then it is highly recommended taking the advantage of stacking cinder blocks.
Once you are done with building your DIY firewood storage system, you should start by locating the topmost portion of the platform to your fireplace. Place the metal ring and the cinder blocks evenly spaced apart. The metal ring should be at least eight inches thick, so that it will be able to withstand any kind of weather. Next, line the metal ring with small pieces of wood.
The idea of a dry firewood rack would be to provide an area where you can stack firewood logs without any hassle. This rack could also come in handy when storing the wood that you would catch throughout the autumn season. There are many advantages that you can get just by using this wood storage system. This means that you won’t have to worry about your valuable tools getting damaged or forgotten.
If you want your DIY firewood storage to last for long years, then you should choose durable materials like steel and heavy-duty lumber. It is not wise to reuse old lumber because it can cause decay and damages. If you are going to build this kind of bench in your backyard, then it is important that you install it properly so that there won’t be any leaks. Check if the legs are screwed tightly into the ground so that the rack will have no problem with support. Also, consider the location where you are going to place the bench. Make sure that you have the best foundation so that the rack will really stand up.