Friday, April 13, 2012

Got Wood?

Then you need a wood stacker, clearly! Yesterday I mentioned that Bill cut down a few dying trees around our yard. I even got some cute birch candle holders out of the deal.

Last summer, we installed a "fire pit on a pallet" in an unused corner on our yard. It's great and we love having fires up there. Usually, Bill would just stack the wood for the fires up against the fence, but that wasn't very effective or pretty. Bill is handy at building things and he can figure out a plan easily. He decided to build a wood stacker to hold all of the wood from the trees.

According to Bill, he used 2 x 4's and 2 x 6's. The 2 x 4's were for the uprights and the angled supports and the 2 x 6's were for the bottom box and then top plates. He built a box for the bottom that was 13 inches wide and about 6 feet long. The length can vary depending on your needs. He then attached the box to the uprights and added top plates for support at the top. Then he cut the support pieces for the bottom at 45 degree angles and attached them with his new Kreg jig.

Of course, Bill used pressure treated wood since it will be outside all the time. This will allow it to stand up to the elements better. It was a pretty simple construction process and it's so useful!

 I didn't really understand why we needed this at first, but it's nice to have a place to put the wood instead of just piling it along the fence.

 Don't mind all the dead grass and dirt spots. Maybe we'll take care of that this year too. The list never ends!

Thanks for reading,


  1. I have a ton of fire pit wood too, not sure what to do with either. I like to put a cover over it to keep it dry, so that's a challenge too. I want pretty to look at, neat, and dry. How do you plan on covering it b/c I like the look, but concerned about it getting wet?

  2. Ah.... yet another project for Kathleen and her sewing machine. She can experiment with some vinyl or heavy canvas.
    Very Nice Bill!


I really love hearing your feedback! Its a great feeling to get a comment and realize that people are actually reading this blog. Thanks for taking the time :)