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It’s that time of year when folks in colder climates start to use their fireplaces on a more regular basis. That often means thinking through where and how to keep firewood handy. It seems to me that the key to success for any indoor wood stack is finding a way to keep the stack neat while also meeting your interior design needs.
Inside the Fireplace
One of the easiest and simplest ideas is to keep the supply for your next fire inside a firebox itself. This solution typically works best for those who rarely build a fire and don’t need to keep a large supply of wood on hand. Buy a few small bundles of wood at a time so that you can have one bundle on the hearth and store the extras in a nearby closet.
In a Converted Closet
This solution is a terrific idea if you have a room with a fireplace and a closet that you don’t use. Simply remove the closet door and stack your firewood on the floor. Imagine starting the winter season with wood stacked four or five feet high and rarely needing to replenish the supply. Add art or objects, like the antlers shown above, as the stack dwindles.
On the Side
Image: Studio Bakker
Create a small niche by adding a shelf above your radiator with a vertical divider. It will create the perfect spot for storing extra wood for the fire. It’s convenient while also being modern and minimalistic, keeping with the rest of the room’s décor.
In Freestanding Storage
I’m a big fan of the sleek industrial vibe that this steel box brings. It is just right for the space and keeping things tidy.
Where do you store your firewood?