How to Store Firewood Outside


The most important thing to remember when storing firewood outside is that it needs to be kept dry. Firewood must be dry and aged before using it to make a fire. Clear plastic sheeting can be used as a barrier between the wood and outside elements. The sheeting will keep firewood from getting wet when it rains.

Things You'll Need

  • Firewood rack
  • Plastic tarp
  • Rocks
  • Set up next to a fence a firewood rack that is six inches off the ground. This will keep the firewood off the ground.

  • Place one log on top of another. Make sure the stack stays lower than the top of the fence. If you have more firewood after creating one stack, make another stack right next to the first one.

  • Place a plastic tarp over the wood so it drapes over the fence and covers every piece of wood.

  • Place a rock at every corner of the tarp to keep the plastic tarp from blowing away.

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