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Build the outdoor firewood rack shown on the right with just a few tools using scraps laying around your shop!

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Building a firewood rack is a project that can be fun and practical; an outdoor firewood rack is handy for anyone who heats with wood.  This wood rack that can hold a full face cord or it can be customized to hold more.  You can build this firewood rack practically free with the materials laying around your workshop.  


Material List:

Three, 2 x 2 x 8', Treated:  For the bottom base rails

Two, 2 x 4 x 8', Treated: For the left/right end panels

One, 2 x 6 x 32", Treated: For base support

One, 4 x 8 x 1/2", Treated Plywood: For bracing material

1 1/2" and 3" Woodscrews

2 1/2" Nails

Step 1, Build Base  - Select two, 2x2x8'; lay them on a flat surface about 16" apart.

Select 2 x 6; cut two pieces to 16" length for left/right, end, cross bracing; attach one at each end of the 2x2x8's per the picture above; use a carpenter square to ensure the ends of the 2x2x8's are even and square.

Select the remaining 2x2x8'; cut it into five pieces @ 16" for the base cross-bracing; attach them evenly spaced per the picture above with nails. 

When the base structure is complete, flip it over.

Step 2, Build the left/right End Panels - Select 2 x 4 and cut two pieces to 48" length for upright supports; lay them on a flat surface.

Select exterior plywood; cut two pieces @ 16"x48" for the left/right end panels.

Attach the plywood to the 2x4's with 1 1/2" screws. 

Repeat Step 2 to produce a second end panel.

Step 3, Attach the End Panels to Base - Attach the right end panel to the base with 3" screws per the picture above.

Repeat this step for the left end panel.

Step 4, Attach the Support Braces - Select the plywood and cut four 1' squares; cut them at a 45 degree angle per the picture above; attach one to each corner with 1 1/2" screws per the picture above; use lots of screws.

Step 5, Finish the Rack - After securing all the screws, set the rack upright and paint it with a good exterior primer/paint and your are ready to drag it into position to begin filling it.

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