Firewood Racks

Firewood Racks a Must for Storing Your Firewood

Any type of fireplace provides a unique and cozy ambience great for relaxing on a cold night while the enjoying the company of loved ones. And what more could make this moment very romantic or nostalgic than the crackling sounds of burning wood. Wood has long been used as fuel for fireplaces and they continue to be used by many homeowners today.

To benefit from an efficient and longer fire, firewood needs to be stored in a proper place. This calls for firewood racks which should be situated just very near the fireplace for convenience.

Firewood racks can be the open type or the closed type. The designs you can choose these days are endless and if youre the creative homeowner, you can even design your own rack. Some racks you can purchase from home improvement stores already come with a cover to protect the firewood.

Before discussing further the ways to choose the best firewood rack, its important to learn the right ways of storing firewood first. Check for the presence of bugs and other pests before bringing them inside your home.

Wood should always be kept dry for better and cleaner burning. The freshly cut ones should be stacked on the bottom part to allow them to be well seasoned by the time theyre to be burned. Also, avoid stacking them directly against a wall.

They must also be stored above the ground to keep insects from nesting in the wood. If however your floor gets damp every now and then, what you should do is to apply several coats of masonry waterproof paint on the floors as well as on the walls before installing your firewood rack. Protecting your firewood is vital. While its necessary to cover the wood to prevent any build up of molds and mildew, remember to give them some breathing space.

Now, lets take up the styles of firewood racks that you can get from the market. The type of material is very essential in choosing your rack. If youre building a rack beside your fireplace, you can pick the hardwood type or one made from steel and iron. Depending on your available space, racks are available in small, medium and large sizes.

Some firewood racks even come with a set of fireplace tools such as the brush, tongs, shovel and poker. The others feature a space in the upper part for storing firewood logs and a separate one in the lower part for storing kindling. In addition, there are also the so-called adaptable racks that can adjust to any space you have in the home. Still another option is the firewood carriers which can easily transport your wood from one place to another without causing too much burden on your part.

Homeowners who want the open type racks should make sure to stack their firewood logs as neatly as they can. It wouldnt look nice if your logs are disorganized especially if you regularly accommodate visitors in your home. For those who prefer the closed racks, they should ensure that the rack is properly ventilated to allow the firewood to breathe.


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