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As the weather cools down, your time in the garden can take a hit. But, there's one surefire way to enjoy the great outdoors at any temperature while staying warm and cozy the whole time: firewood. Of course, you'll need somewhere to store your firewood, and that's where these outdoor projects take us.
What better place to keep your wood handy than right outside near your garden, especially as it goes dormant during the fall and winter months. You'll be able to stay outside as long as you want with easy access to firewood with these simple DIY tutorials. So, let's get started!
1. Create a stunning DIY firewood rack with creative finishing touches
The Wood Grain Cottage shows us how to use old fence pickets and some fresh hardware to create a stunning wood rack. Then, a coat of durable exterior paint really makes this project stand out. Easy access to firewood will surely help you stay warm while you spend more time outside in the crisp fall air.
2. Stay organized with a sturdy firewood rack and step-by-step plans
This project from Ana White shows us how to make a durable firewood holder to keep everything organized all season long. As Ana mentions, it's already consistently cool enough for fires all the time in Alaska. There are plenty of pro tips in this tutorial, and you're sure to be proud of your firewood rack for many seasons to come.
3. Use an old grate to perfectly complete your DIY firewood rack
Bower Power Blog shows us how to repurpose an old metal grate into a handy firewood storage holder.
That kicked off this project and created the dimensions for this rack. It's the perfect topper for the storage unit and is a convenient way to keep the grate out of the way when it's not in use.
4. The simple way to line up logs with this easy DIY holder
The inspiration from this log holder at Domestically Speaking originally came from another, more complicated project made from metal. If you're not a welder either, this project just takes a few pieces of wood and some paint. Put them together, and you have an elegant storage piece to keep your fire logs organized.
5. No tools needed for this simple firewood rack
You can build this firewood rack from Instructables without even a single tool! This rack is stable, mobile, durable and inexpensive. All you need are a few concrete blocks to get started. Satisfaction is pretty much guaranteed!
Let us know which of these projects you are going to try by joining in the discussion below. Also, don't forget to SHARE the inspiration with others. Enjoy staying warm and cozy outdoors!