When winter season hits, it is essential to add warmth into our lives to counterbalance the cold weather. If you own a fireplace, you’re one of the lucky ones: you already have an efficient way to create a warm atmosphere to your daily life. But what is a fireplace without a DIY firewood rack? Let’s just say that this crucial accessory will make it way easier to manage the wood and fuel the fire.
We gathered DIY log holder ideas to help you find the best one for your home – whether you plan on building one for indoors or outdoors!
DIY firewood racks for your home
1. A DIY firewood holder in tones of copper
Doesn’t this picture make you feel like it’s Christmas?
Not sure whether it’s because of the fire in the fireplace, the firewood itself or the copper tones of the tubes that make the rack… But one thing is for sure: the feeling is real.
If you like the style of this firewood rack, you’ll be able to DIY it using this list of products:
- Copper painted steel pipes
- T-connector fittings in chrome (paint them if you
want an all-copper DIY firewood holder)
- 90° elbow fittings in chrome (again, paint them
copper if you like!)
- 4″ swivel casters with brakes
You’ll also need a plank of wood to do the base of the rack.
2. A DIY log holder
This DIY firewood rack idea is similar to the first one, but a little more simple to build.
Why? No wheels to fix to the frame and no painting involved, if you want to keep the black finish, of course.
You’ll be able to use tinktube’s black steel tubes and black connectors to recreate a similar style, fixing black structural anchors to the wood plank to fix the frame to the base.
3. Christmas tree shaped firewood rack
This idea can be replicated and used both indoors and outdoors.
Using tinktube’s steel pipes and fittings will make it easy for you to customize the project and create your own DIY pipe firewood racks.
- Adapt the dimensions to the space you have.
- Choose the color of tubes (black, white, copper or grey).
- Add any items to the frame, like wheels or ornements.
If the only materials you use are tubes and connectors to build your project, did you know you’ll need two tools when creating anything with tinktube?
2. A 5 mm T-handle wrench
And even better: Because cutting and assembling the tubes with the fittings creates no dust and minimal waste, you’ll be able to work with the products anywhere – you could actually build your DIY log holder in your living room!
4. Diamond shaped DIY pipe firewood rack
This one has a contemporary style to it that will be perfect for a home with a clean, modern decor. Since it involves more angles, it may be a little more complex to build.
If you choose to replicate this idea, we suggest you draft up a plan first and book a free 15-minutes meeting with our technical expert Esteban, to make sure your build is sturdy enough to support the logs!
5. DIY firewood holder
You know when you’re looking for a piece of furniture that would fit perfectly in the space you have? Even more challenging, that piece of furniture needs to play a very specific role in your home -let’s say to hold firewood logs, for example-.
You may spend hours online looking for the perfect firewood rack. When you find one you like, it’s too big to fit the space between the fireplace and the wall.
Then the next one your find has the right dimensions, but it’s wayyyyy to expensive.
Building your own log holder is the perfect option. You’ll avoid the hours of search and go directly to drafting a plan a buying all the parts online!
6. Ben’s DIY log holder
Ben is a true DIYer. During the holidays -or whenever he has some time off, really- he likes to make stuff. In about 45 minutes, he built a firewood rack that harmonizes perfectly with the contemporary decor of his home! Here are the tinktube parts he used:
Outdoor firewood racks
If you’d rather stock your firewood outdoors, building a DIY outdoor firewood rack is also a great option. Here are some ideas below.
7. Outdoor firewood rack with roof
Adding a roof to your outdoor log holder is a great idea. It will help keeping the wood dry, and if you live in an area where snow tends to accumulate everywhere, the roof will help ensure you have access to the logs all winter long.
When building this type of wood rack with tinktube, you’ll need to be careful and ensure you add enough connectors to make the rack strong enough. That way, you’ll avoid risks of collapse related to strong winds!
The roof of the rack can be made of different materials like aluminum, PVC boards or even wood. You’ll easily find options at your local hardware store!
8. Outdoor firewood rack with removable roof
If you don’t want to add a rigid roof to your DIY outdoor log holder, here’s another option:
Build a rack in a way that’s going to let you add a resistant fabric on top of it. In this simple example, it’s easy to imagine adding even a tarp on top of the rack to protect the wood from the rain and the snow.
It’s all about finding the perfect idea for your home!
Whether you’re looking for an outdoor or an indoor firewood rack, choices are many, especially when you build it yourself… We could even say that there is no limit to what you can do! We hope you found at least one idea that sparked your creativity. If you did, PLEASE, send us pictures of your project at [email protected]. We’d love to share your build with the DIY community!
And if you’d like to get inspired by more DIY projects, check out this inspiration gallery: