Log storage is a must if you own a wood burner. As soon as the winter chill hits, the demand for logs increases, along with the prices! So it is a good idea to begin stock piling well in advance.
There are lots of wood store designs that are both practical and pleasing on the eye. Outdoor stores are a great way of keeping wood dry in wet weather whilst steering clear of wood piles cluttering your home.
First, you need to decide where you’d like to put your wood store. You preferably want it to be easily accessible, closer to your house the better! You don’t want to be scrambling up the garden on cold, dark nights. If this isn’t an option, a good sturdy basket to carry your logs inside beforehand is an easy solution.
You want it to be sitting on level ground, and raised enough so that your bottom row of logs are not exposed to the damp. For the same reason, if you are positioning near a wall or fence, be sure to leave a gap in between.
For easy access, choose an open fronted store. Air needs to be able to circulate around your wood, therefore gaps in the sides is a must. The roof needs to overhang all sides and slope away from the front to allow rain to run off.
Once your log storage is in place, it is time to load it up. When stacking, try to keep it as neat and tidy as you can to avoid the logs tumbling out. Plus, the neater they are, the more you will be able to fit in!