Stacked: Smart Firewood Storage

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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

Stacked Wood Open 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

Stacked Wood Niche
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

Stacked Wood Tall Shelf
Image: Bess Friday on Desire to Inspire

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?

1 Comment

  1. I love these ways of displaying and storing firewood–aesthetically.

    When I showed a similar style to a friend, she commented that the wood could be full of termites and other bugs, which is why she stored her firewood outside.

    These are great solutions for people without the outside space, or the desire to go outside into the cold to get more wood, but do you have any suggestions for pest control?

    Ivan Chan Studio

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