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bbqgeekess 03-24-2014 04:44 PM

Built a firewood rack for 1/2 rick w/ Photo
 
I built a firewood rack just the right size for 1/2 rick of wood. It's 4 feet wide, 4 feet tall and 16 inches deep.

http://i62.tinypic.com/986cyq.jpg

It was made using three cinder blocks, six 2x4's, three cedar fence pickets and about $5 worth of screws and nails. Total cost was around $30 (including all wood, blocks & screws).

The drew up the plan in Google Sketchup--which I'll gladly share with anyone if they want the file.

http://i62.tinypic.com/20q1ctj.png

The rack's base and sides are based off a plan I saw for a firewood rack online--except I went with cinder blocks for feet instead. I then added an upper level--lined with cut cedar pickets--to hold small pieces of wood, kindling & wood chunks.

It is sitting under the eaves of my house right now. I bought a tarp for $5 from harbor freight in case I need to cover it. I am new to firewood storage so this will be a learning experience. I'll keep the tarp off the wood on days it isn't raining to make sure it has adequate airflow to prevent mold, etc..

I plan on fabricating a sloped roof for it that I can just sit on top of it at a later date. I might move the rack and wood away from the house. Right now it isn't touching it though--closest a split is to the house is about 3/4 of an inch.

Just thought I'd share in case anyone is interested in the design of it, or can offer me any suggestions. Thanks.

Fwismoker 03-24-2014 04:49 PM

Looks great to me! Google scetch haven't heard of it. :noidea: but i'd like to.

PaPaQ 03-24-2014 04:50 PM

Nice job, looks good!

peeps 03-24-2014 04:52 PM

I dig it!

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Originally Posted by Fwismoker (Post 2855274)
Looks great to me! Google scetch haven't heard of it. :noidea: but i'd like to.

I'll be checking it out also for some little projects around the house...

bbqgeekess 03-24-2014 04:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fwismoker (Post 2855274)
Looks great to me! Google scetch haven't heard of it. :noidea: but i'd like to.

It's free, just google "Google Sketchup" and download. Then watch some tutorial videos on youtube.. Super easy and fun tool. It's hard for me sometimes to picture a 3 dimensional object with 2 dimensional plans.. this application makes things doable for me.

Happy Hapgood 03-24-2014 04:56 PM

That looks like some great work!

bbqgeekess 03-24-2014 05:15 PM

Here are examples of three of the photos of firewood racks I saw online, that helped me come up with the design I chose:

(The base and sides)
http://i61.tinypic.com/x1dd10.png

(the kindling shelf -- I had a better example photo of this but can't seem to find it now)
http://i58.tinypic.com/vg3j9g.png

(cinder block base--to help keep bugs off and preserve the rack)
http://i58.tinypic.com/1scltu.png

bluetang 03-24-2014 05:19 PM

That is very nice, great job putting it together!

rookiedad 03-24-2014 05:35 PM

sweet!!!

dwfisk 03-24-2014 05:46 PM

Sketchup is a cool tool? Nice work on the rick rack, might want to get yo-self some tin for a top.

bbqgeekess 03-24-2014 05:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dwfisk (Post 2855340)
Sketchup is a cool tool? Nice work on the rick rack, might want to get yo-self some tin for a top.

Thanks much, sketchup is awesome! :)

Can you elaborate on the tin for the top? Like what type of tin, where I can get it and perhaps an example photo of it being used. I'm really interested thanks!

THoey1963 03-24-2014 05:59 PM

I am going to start calling Geekness MacGyver... :mrgreen:

Nice job...

Guando 03-24-2014 06:02 PM

Great rick rack bbqgeekess! Well done!

cholloway 03-24-2014 06:08 PM

There appears to be no limit to your talents. Nice job!

bbqgeekess 03-24-2014 06:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by THoey1963 (Post 2855351)
I am going to start calling Geekness MacGyver... :mrgreen:

Nice job...

Thanks, lol why MacGyver?


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