With 2020 coming to an end, homeowners in Fallston are looking toward the new year with excitement and determination. The start of the new year is a great time for new beginnings and self-improvement, and many people are inspired to clean and organize their homes for a fresh start. If you’ve got a disorganized jumble of firewood stacked against your home, now is a great time to build a firewood rack and organize your fuel. Here are a few ideas to help you store firewood in Fallston.
Using Old Pallets to Elevate Firewood
One of the easiest ways to store your fuel is to stack the logs on top of old packing pallets and attach a tarp loosely with ropes or bungee cords. Some folks upgrade this method of storage by attaching sides to their pallets, making a DIY firewood rack that can hold all of their fuel stably. The gaps between the pallets’ slats provide airflow, while the tarp protects the firewood from rain and snow.
Make a DIY Firewood Rack From Cinder Blocks, Lumber, and More
If you’re interested in a more customizable approach, consider creating a unique firewood rack from cinder blocks, lumber, or other building materials. Cinder blocks make excellent stands or platforms to keep your fuel raised, and a few well-placed boards can support your firewood and kindling. Some homeowners use sheet metal or lumber to shield their fuel in place of a tarp. When it comes to creating a DIY firewood rack, the options are endless!
Storing Firewood: Airflow and Weather Protection are Essential
No matter what kind of firewood rack you choose, two things are crucial: airflow and weather protection. Firewood requires excellent airflow and low moisture to dry out effectively, and snow and rain can cause your fuel to rot and degrade. A roof or loose covering is needed to keep things dry, and a raised platform is another common feature for fuel storage. Raised storage keeps the fuel dry and out of reach of pests.
Questions? Lehnhoff’s Supply is Here to Help
If you still have more questions about how to best prepare your landscape or garden for summer and fall, the trained professionals at Lehnhoff’s Supply are here to help you. Find us at 2708 Belair Road, Fallston, MD 21047 and give us a call at 410-510-7646. For tips, tricks, and to see what we have been up to, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter!
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