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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. . . .

That’s a great idea. Maybe put some casters on it and you can roll it right inside.

-- Losing fingers since 1969

Great solution!! Well made, i agree with brian, some casters would finish it off nicely.

-- CHRIS, Charlottetown PEI Canada. Anytime you can repurpose, reuse, or recycle, everyone wins!

Wheels would be great. Pneumatic ones would seem ideal.

Ones on this one would have to deal with the sunken living room.

Good thinking Kelly,great job.

-- woodworking classes, custom furniture maker

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