How do you make a simple firewood rack?
Just take some concrete blocks and place them on a stable surface with the holes up, then put timbers across so they go through the blocks on each side. Add some boards in the holes and you’ll get a very simple and surprisingly sturdy firewood rack.
How deep should a firewood rack be?
You can easily modify the size of this firewood storage rack to best fit your space. The overall dimensions for this rack are 40 1/2 inches wide by 31 5/8 inches tall by 18 inches deep.
Does a firewood rack need a roof?
So long as your supply of firewood is secured away from your home, off the ground, and protected by four walls, a floor, and a roof, then you should be good to go; that is assuming that you’ve followed the other tips outlined in this article.
Should firewood be covered?
To Cover or Not to Cover Ideally, firewood should remain uncovered so it can be properly dried, but this is not practical when rain, snow and ice can quickly coat winter firewood. A good cover over the top of your woodpile will protect it, and be sure the cover is slanted to shed moisture away from the pile’s base.
Is it OK to burn termite infested wood?
Technically, you can still burn firewood infested with termites. If you’ve treated the wood beforehand to get rid of termites, the wood is perfectly safe to burn. If you are planning on bringing firewood into your home infested with termites, this is a bigger chance of your home becoming infested with termites.
Are dead trees good for firewood?
Yes, But You Should Consider the Species It’s generally safe to harvest firewood from a fallen tree. However, some trees offer better firewood than others, so you should consider the species of tree that has fallen on your lawn. Generally speaking, hardwood species offer better firewood than softwood species.
Should you cover stacked firewood?
Should you put a tarp over firewood?
Seasoned Firewood If firewood is seasoned, dry and ready to burn, then it should have a tarp over the top of the stack to protect it from the elements. However, do not cover the sides of the stack with a tarp, or the wood may rot. Even after the wood is dry, the stack needs good air circulation to keep moisture out.