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  1. Leafy

    Leafy Well-Known OPE Member

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    I'm looking for idea on how to stack my firewood. I was going to build steel racks with metal drops but the cheapest I can do is like $250 for enough to hold 5 cords. I could get aluminum angle for cheaper but aint no body want to do that much aluminum tig welding for some stupid racks. I dont really want to just put it on the ground or build wood racks since thats just going to make the bottom wood rot or at least make it take forever to dry. So what do you do?
     
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    RI Chevy StihlMar Runner

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    IMG-20180729-WA0081.jpeg IMG-20180729-WA0083.jpeg IMG-20180729-WA0087.jpeg Make yourself a few Holzhausen piles.
    IMG-20180729-WA0081.jpeg IMG-20180729-WA0083.jpeg Or just build a lean-to. Keep water off the pile and give you some ends to stack the wood up tight.
     
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    scaffolding pipe with some clamps makes for an easy wood rack...its galvanized so no rust issues, and you can make it waht ever size you need.
     
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    Mine so far. Stacked on landscape matting. Might not work the best but we will see. 0806180701.jpg
     
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    RI Chevy StihlMar Runner

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    Wow! That is a good sized holzhausen.
     
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    My first stacking solution I came up with after having had a similar but much more improvised version used the previous season.
    Steel wire reinforced concrete fence posts about 1meter/40" deep in the ground, surrounded by a fence steel wire mesh.
    Concrete blocks on the ground with some fence like steel elements on top.
    The roof is a old garage door tied down onto the posts only with wire.
    I had everything laying around unused in my yard except the concrete fence posts which I purchased just for this purpose.
    This "box" is holding about 6 cubic meters of volume, with the roof removed one could stack a lot more in height.
    My only regret is that I didn't go with longer concrete fence posts which would have increased storage capacity considerably.
    All in all I like it, it is also NOT an eye sore considering it is located in my back yard.

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    You have a chicken coop lean to. LOL
     
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    Wilhelm Pinnacle OPE Member

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    My second stacking solution which I came up with to increase capacity.
    6 locust posts about 1meter/40" deep in the ground. Their ends were soaked in engine oil and prior to digging them in plentifully covered with grease and wrapped with PVC foil.
    Concrete blocks on the ground and wooden pallets atop of them.
    I got the locust from a neighbor for clearing a creek bed, everything else I had laying around unused.
    Further future "upgrades" will include steel wire connecting the top of the posts to keep them from bending apart (although, this doesn't seem to be an issue right now), and a coarse steel mesh on the sides to keep the split wood from slipping out.
    This stack is currently covered by some PVC foil that already fell apart due to UV influence, and some old roofing plates - I will fully utilize the old roofing and ditch the foil in the future.
    The stack pictured currently holds 6 cubic meters of firewood logs, which is about 9 cubic meters of bucked and split firewood.
    As one can see this stack can easily hold a little bit more firewood.
    I generally like this solution too, and it also is not an eyesore.

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    Both my solutions are rather permanent!

    My "box" is placed in the corner on one side of my back yard, and my stack is on it's opposite side also fairly cornered.
    Both are out of the way and don't interfere with annual back yard work.
     
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    Wilhelm Pinnacle OPE Member

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    The initial intend to my "box" design was to easily store small/thin un-stackable firewood from clearing brushes on my property - take the roof off, close the access door and just toss everything in. When finished put the roof back on and let the firewood season/dry.

    But it works fairly well for quality firewood too. :)
     
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    I stack on pallets and pound a steel T post every 8-10 feet and pile it up 6' tall.
     
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    Simplicity. lol
     
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    Marshy WFO Cutting

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    My time is too valuable to farts around with anything fancy. Nice straight 25' rows stacked 6' tall and about 1.5' apart let's everything get to about 20-25% or less from spring to fall.
     
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    Yes sir.
     
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    I think I'll do one of those mound deals. You farm boys and your flat land, I'm going to have fun building it on a hill.
     
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    Yea hoping for two more feet of height before snow.
    Think I will build two small ones next year instead. Might be a pia to get the stuff from the center.
     
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    I built 2 small ones to try. One I played the wood in the center down horizontal. The other, I stood them on end vertically. I will see which one dries better.
     
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    I think my wood is all dry enough to burn now lol. I did it so I would not have to stack the bulk of it. Center is thrown in right from the truck. I only have to stack the outside.
     
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    Lol
    I had to get creative. Too much wood. Wife wanted wood stacked, not piled up. Lol
     
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    I'll leave this here:



    Personally, I like the way stacked wood looks, but I don't have much time for stacking. My splitter pushes splits through the 4-way and leaves a nice pile. I leave the piles right where they are until I've got a better place for the wood. Sometimes that's the bed of my truck if I'm gonna sell it, or else it'll be a pallet or wagon headed to one of the wood burners on the property.
     
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    Interesting video Ryan. Thanks for sharing it. Looks like traditional way of storing and stacking wood is better.
    On a side note, could we take up a collection and buy the kid a pair of pants that aren't ripped? LMAO
     
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