Firewood Holder Console Table

Submitted by Ana White on Sun, 03/29/2020 - 12:04
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Build your own firewood holder console table with our free plans.  Designed just for firewood, features a tray for catching bark, full back to protect walls, and ends to secure firewood.  Also features hidden storage for lighters and firestarter. Project lumber cost about $65.

firewood holder console table

Burning wood for heat in Alaska has been part of my life for as long as I can remember.  We love wood heat because it's more cost effective than oil, is renewable, and harvesting wood is good for our forests - certainly more ideal than wildfires burning up the forests if they aren't managed. 

For our cabin, we need to store wood inside so it dries out and is free of snow, but the space is limited.  So I designed a new project just for firewood.

wood firewood holder

We love that it functions like a console with useable space on top, but is designed to accommodate firewood.  I'm going to warn you though - this project is HUGE - measure and make sure it fits before building.

Video Tutorial

In this video tutorial, we show all the steps on how we built it.  Also watch if you want to add the hidden storage area.

Dimensions
firewood storage cabinet indoor dimensions
6 feet wide, 18" deep and 32" tall - fits 16" - 18" logs

Preparation

Shopping List
  • 1 - sheet 3/8" plywood 
  • 2 - 1x4 @ 8 feet long
  • 4 - 2x4 @ 8 feet long or 8 foot stud length (92-5/8")
  • 1 - 1x8 @ 6 feet long
  • 1 - 1x12 @ 6 feet long
  • 3" self tapping wood screws like these
  • 1-1/4" and 3/4" brad nails
  • wood glue
  • paint or stain
Cut List
  • 4 - 2x4 @ 66-1/2"
  • 4 - 2x4 @ 17"
  • 1 - 3/8" plywood @ 16-1/2" x 69-1/2"
  • 6 - 1x4 @ 31-3/4"
  • 1 - 3/8" plywood @ 31-1/2" x 71"
  • 1 - 1x8 @ 6 feet long
  • 1 - 1x12 @ 6 feet long
Cutting Instructions

Rip the 3/8" plywood lengthwise at 16-1/2" x 8 feet.  Cut the bottom tray plywood to length from this piece.

From the remaining piece, cut the back to length.

Tools
Tape Measure
Speed Square
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
Drill
Circular Saw
Brad Nailer
Power Sander

Instructions

Step 1

Use the 3" screws to build two frames out of the 2x4s, two screws per joint.

On the bottom tray, attach 1/4" plywood with the 3/4" brad nails and wood glue.

Step 2

Build two front legs with 1-1/4" brad nails and glue.

Attach to front of trays, all outside edges flush.

Add the single back legs with 1-1/4" brad nails and glue.

Step 3

Attach back to project with 3/4" brad nails and glue.

Step 4

Attach top with 1-1/4" brad nails and glue.

Additional supports or hidden storage can be added to the top - see how this is done in the video.

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