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I don’t know of anyone who likes bringing in fire wood. I preferred getting in as much as I could at a time, then coasting, so to speak. Storing wood indoors can be a problem. Commercial wood racks are often flimsy, and most are limited in how much they can hold.
For these reasons, I built one using inexpensive 2×4′s. I used mortise and tenons, which I cut using my saber saw. They are somewhat visible in the photos. They added strength, which insured the rack would hold up to the side pressure of storing a significant amount of wood, as well as the abuse of tossing wood into the rack.
I used a 3/4" round-over bit to soften the edges.
The rack holds about forty-five cubic feet of cord wood.
This was not posted with the intention of promoting it as a bit of fine woodworking, rather, it is to remind all that even common 2x’s can be used to make useful things.
I’ve even made many a picture frame using standard and better 2x’s and people would be hard pressed to know the wood for their treasured picture cost a fraction of what clear vertical grain this or that would cost.
A tunnel groove here, a tenon there. . . .
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