When storing your firewood, it is important to keep it dry to protect it from insects and rotting and so that it is ready to burn when you need it.
One of our customers sent us this photo of a wood rack that he built. It is an ingenious design for a number of reasons:
The design is pretty self-explanatory. We have listed the materials you will need in case you want to build one for yourself.
In the above photo three rows of wood are being stored for the winter. If you want to dry out the wood faster, a single row should be used to improve air flow.
Notice the tarp does not go down the sides of the pile, this is important since you want to expose the wood to as much air as possible while keeping it relatively dry.
Our waterproof tarpaulins are ideal for protecting your firewood from the elements. Since you can order any size you need you can have the perfect cover no matter how big your woodpile is and how it is oriented. You can decide whether you want to just throw the tarp on top of the pile as is shown here or you could also suspend the tarp above the wood pile using ropes connected to grommets along the edge of the tarp.Another customer sent us this photo showing how he used two nearby trees as "bookends" for his stack of firewood. Once again, be sure not to pile the wood directly on the ground to keep it dry and prevent rotting. You may also be interested in our custom woodshed tarps.
You may also be interested in building a Holz Hausen wood stack.