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Special edition on wood heat. Includes tips on keeping your firewood dry.

Photo shows log bin and storage shelf that is 3-ft. deep, 6-ft. high and 30" wide.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Oct 1971 (v.49#10) pg. 54

Photos show how to build simple storage compartments for soiled clothes, trash and firewood.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Apr 1973 (v.51#4) pg. 184

Photo shows how to make a semicircular wood bin from 3/4" plywood and 1x4s. Est. cost: $7.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1974 (v.52#7) pg. 34

Photo shows outdoor firewood storage unit 24"x36"x72" high. Small compartment in the base is closed off with two doors. Est. cost: $60.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1976 (v.54#7) pg. 81

Log rack, 30" long, 18" deep and 18" high, is made from plywood and 1x4s.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Nov 1976 (v.54#11) pg. 72

Tip: Wall-hung wood storage rack folds flat when not in use. Estimated cost: $18.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1980 (v.58#7) pg. 69

Log holder made of pine, dowels, and canvas.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Dec 1983 (v.7#3) pg. 24

Build an outdoor firewood storage rack from 2x4 lumber which includes a lean-to roof.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Mar 1985 (v.8#6) pg. 10, 31

Firewood storage box with a padded tops provides extra seating.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Dec 1985 (v.9#3) pg. 49, 51

Country woodbox features a slanted lid and decorative feet. Overall dimensions: 42" long, 20" wide, 22" deep.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Sep 1987 (v.10#12) pg. 40

A three-sided woodshed built from CDX plywood with galvanized corrugated roofing. Will hold 4 or 5 cords of firewood. Est. cost: $200.
COUNTRYSIDE Feb 1979 (v.63#2) pg. 42

Tips on seasoning and storing firewood.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1989 (v.73#4) pg. 46

Wooden 24" fireside kindling box. An attractive chest built from pine with brass handles on each end.
FAMILY CIRCLE Nov 1 1979 (v.92#15) pg. 95, 153

Shaker wood box, circa 1825, is constructed of 12" wide pine boards. Features a two-bar towel rack on top of the wood box. Box is 36" high, 30" wide and 12" deep.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #101 Dec 1967 (v.17#6) pg. 50

Fireplace storage wall includes bookcases and pass-through or bar.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #114 Feb 1970 (v.20#1) pg. 36

Octagonal shaped wood storage rack. Built from 2x2s on 4x4 base rails.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #202 Oct 1979 (v.29#8) pg. 102

Woodchopper's log rack. Heavy-duty log rack built from 2x4s and 2x6s joined with lag bolts.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #202 Oct 1979 (v.29#8) pg. 104

Flip-top wood box has three sections, all covered with a hinged top 70" long by 28" deep. End sections are closed storage boxes each 18" wide. Center section is open on the front. Unit is built from TL-111 tongue-and-groove plywood exterior siding.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #202 Oct 1979 (v.29#8) pg. 108

Double-deck wood bench serves for firewood storage and can serve as a potting stand in the summer.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #202 Oct 1979 (v.29#8) pg. 110

Work-saving firewood crib holds 16-cubic feet of 4 ft. logs so they can be cut into 16" long firewood bolts.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #213 Nov 1980 (v.30#9) pg. 30

Slatted pine firewood cradle.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #213 Nov 1980 (v.30#9) pg. 34

Build a simple solar dryer for firewood. Wooden frame is covered with polyethylene. Est. cost: $25.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #222 Oct 1981 (v.31#8) pg. 89

Storage shed for firewood and garden tools. 10x12-ft. unit costs $400.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #231 Sep 1982 (v.32#7) pg. 92

Firewood storage rack made from old shipping pallets.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #243 Nov 1983 (v.33#9) pg. 42

Log rack is made from aluminum bar stock that is painted black to look like wrought iron.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #243 Nov 1983 (v.33#9) pg. 94

Low-tech firewood shelter is made from two poles and a sheet of corrugated fiberglass.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #366 Mar 1996 (v.46#3) pg. 103

Tip: Use pieces of rolled-steel roof panels to make doors to protect the contents of a woodshed from the weather.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #36 Dec 1986-Jan 1987 pg. 16

Make an organizer to store photograph records, magazines, firewood, etc. Make from dowels and 2 placemats.
HANDMADE #10 Sep-Oct 1983 (v.3#3) pg. 26

Wood storage box (33"x25"x33" high) features two small bottom compartments to hold kindling and newspapers.
HANDMADE #17 Jan-Feb 1985 pg. 96

Building a firewood storage box. The box is loaded from outdoors through an insulated door.
HARROWSMITH #62 Aug-Sep 1985 (v.10#2) pg. 80

Build a little woodbox to store fuel for your fire. The design heeds a Shaker conviction that the appearance of a thing should follow its function. Features an open front, closed back, and sides which curve up to a narrow top.
HARROWSMITH COUNTRY LIFE #118 Oct 1994 (v.19) pg. 65

Woodpile wisdom. How to stack a pile of firewood to promote rapid drying.
HARROWSMITH COUNTRY LIFE #124 Oct 1995 (v.20) pg. 45

Firewood storage rack is made from PVC plastic pipe.
HOMEOWNER Mar 1988 (v.13#2) pg. 52

Tips: (1) How to make a fireproof tray to catch falling ashes from a wood stove. (2) A pair of "bookend" holders for firewood.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Nov-Dec 1979 (v.4#6) pg. 14

Easy-to-make log rack looks like wrought iron but is made from aluminum bar stock painted black.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Nov-Dec 1981 (v.6#6) pg. 96

Storage rack for 1/2 cord of firewood is made from PVC plastic pipe.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Nov-Dec 1982 (v.7#6) pg. 6

Circular log holders is made from 3/8" round rod and requires a little welding.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Nov 1978 (v.67#8) pg. 41

Fireplace log basket formed from brass sheeting.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #489 Feb 1969 (v.65) pg. 104

A new kind of woodshed. Four upright posts sunk in cement, a raised floor of 2x4's and a simple sloped roof form this unit which is open on all four sides. Holds one cord of wood. Est. cost: $100.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #607 Dec 1978 (v.74) pg. 94

Firewood shed attached to an existing building. Holds 3.5 cords. Firewood is stacked on treated ties. Dimensions: 16' long, 7' high, and 4' deep. Long side is open. Estimated cost: $250.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #620 Jan 1980 (v.76) pg. 106

Workshop heirloom. Decorative coffee table is styled like a blanket chest or low chest of drawers. The "drawers" actually are a drop front and the chest is used to store firewood. A second style with lift top is used to store kindling.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #629 Oct 1980 (v.76) pg. 60

Three ways to store firewood. (1) Woodshed. (2) Rolling box. (3) Hearth bin.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #665 Oct 1983 (v.79) pg. 50

Circular log holder is made from 3/8" construction reinforcing bar. Est. cost: $10.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #53 Sep-Oct 1978 pg. 125

Tip shows how to recycle the frame of a mesh playpen into a firewood rack.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #54 Nov-Dec 1978 pg. 176

Pine woodbox built from 1x12s has curved end panels and a board-and-batten front panel.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #91 Jan-Feb 1985 pg. 88

How to erect the ultimate woodpile, a Holzhaufen, the traditional German firewood-curing stack.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #102 Nov-Dec 1986 pg. 48

The science of wood stacking. How to pile fuelwood for maximum seasoning.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #146 Oct-Nov 1994 pg. 60

A timber frame woodshed from Vermont high country. Advice on how to decide on a size and site, and construction details.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #151 Aug-Sep 1995 pg. 60

How to build a firewood box with hidden casters, a lid and removable debris tray.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #158 Oct-Nov 1996 pg. 58

Dual fuel bin. Large, attractive unit holds several day's worth of wood and has separate compartments for papers, kindling, buckets, etc.
NEW SHELTER Sep 1980 (v.1#6) pg. 53

Window seat doubles as a firewood storage box. The box is loaded from the outside through a hinged door.
NEW SHELTER Jan 1984 (v.5#1) pg. 16

Octagonal outdoor firewood rack is constructed from rough-sawn green hardwood 2x4s and 2x6s.
ORGANIC GARDENING Oct 1977 (v.24#10) pg. 144

Outdoor firewood rack is constructed from tubular steel and will hold up to 1/3-cord of wood. Est. cost: $20 or less.
ORGANIC GARDENING Oct 1977 (v.24#10) pg. 146

An easy-to-build woodshed for under $50.
ORGANIC GARDENING Sep 1978 (v.25#9) pg. 98

A guide for curing and storage of firewood.
ORGANIC GARDENING Sep 1979 (v.26#9) pg. 143

Tip: Slatted firewood stacking system to let you stack up to 6 ft. high.
ORGANIC GARDENING Dec 1980 (v.27#12) pg. 18

Build a solar-heated woodshed to cut your firewood drying time by two-thirds. Simple frame is covered with black and clear polyethylene plastic sheet. Est. cost: $70.
ORGANIC GARDENING Sep 1981 (v.28#9) pg. 86

Tips on covering your firewood pile with plastic covers to speed up the drying process.
ORGANIC GARDENING Dec 1982 (v.29#12) pg. 84

Decorative bench stores firewood.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1963 (v.119#2) pg. 148

Fireplace wood box for kindling storage. Box is 22" wide, 31" long and 36" high with a lift-up, slanted front top.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1966 (v.126#5) pg. 173

Built-in wood box next to fireplace is accessible from the outside for filling and from the inside for burning.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1968 (v.129#6) pg. 128

Build a firewood shed, 5-ft. by 10-ft.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1970 (v.133#6) pg. 164

Three firewood projects you can build. (1) A log toter on wheels, (2) A weatherproof bin for a few logs, used outside and (3) a colonial style wood box for holding logs near the fireplace or stove.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1977 (v.148#4) pg. 124

How to build a woodshed that will hold over one cord of wood, provide good air circulation, allow easy access to the bottom logs and has an enclosed area for chain saw and other garden tools. Est. cost: $500.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1978 (v.150#4) pg. 132

Wooden rack to tie bundles of twigs for firewood.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1980 (v.154#3) pg. 145

"Energy shed" stores kerosene, gasoline, other flammables and firewood all under one roof. Base is 10x3-ft. 2x4 frame covered with Texture 1-11 siding.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1981 (v.156#4) pg. 114

Three indoor firewood holders you can build. (1) Canvas tote. (2) Oak holder. (3) Wrought-iron holder.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1982 (v.157#1) pg. 102

"Bookends" for wood piles keep them neat.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1965 (v.186#1) pg. 176

Oak stair tread forms the upright sides of a log hamper.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1971 (v.199#4) pg. 127

The art of splitting, stacking and seasoning firewood. Includes plans for a sawbuck, two firewood shelters for outdoor use, and a forced-air dryer for indoor use.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1975 (v.207#5) pg. 112

Tip: Firewood stacked against a wall can still allow access to electrical recepticals, water facuets, etc., if you place these wooden boxes (without ends) into your woodpile at the required location. You can reach through the box to get access to the receptical.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1978 (v.213#4) pg. 192

Build a cedar-sided yard shed with storage for wood, trash cans and a lockable section for bikes.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1979 (v.214#5) pg. 116

Combination privacy fence and wood storage bin. 12-ft. long unit will store three cords of wood. Roof sections lift up to facilitate loading the wood.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1980 (v.216#3) pg. 120

Solar wood dryer. Simple frame covered with FRP (fiberglass reinforced plastic) stores and drys two cords of firewood. Est. cost: $325.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1981 (v.218#4) pg. 126

Children's slide doubles as a firewood storage rack.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jul 1982 (v.221#1) pg. 98

Woodbox on wheels is made from one 4x8-ft. sheet of paneling. Winning design in the 8th annual Popular Science/American Plywood Assn. design contest.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1984 (v.225#2) pg. 90

Simple wooden bench is equipped with two cushions for comfort. During the winter, the bench is turned over to become an indoor storage rack for firewood.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1984 (v.225#4) pg. 140

Easy-access woodshed is built on an existing deck.
POPULAR SCIENCE Dec 1984 (v.225#6) pg. 98

Shaker firewood box reproduction features a curved front (similar to a roll-top desk) and drop-down panel to facilitate firewood loading and removal. Overall dimensions: 30" tall, 24" wide, 21" deep.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #87 Nov 1995 (v.15#3) pg. 41

Tip shows how to build a sturdy rack for logs from 2x2s, 2x4s and a scrap of plywood.
SUNSET Mar 1978 (v.160#3) pg. 113

Seven firewood storage areas to keep the wood close to the fire and at the right humidity.
SUNSET Feb 1981 (v.166#2) pg. 92

Handsome plant box, firewood box, etc. is made by gluing up stacks of 2x2 lumber.
SUNSET Dec 1981 (v.167#6) pg. 118

Simple lean-to storage shed for firewood has a roof, but the sides and floor are open for good air circulation.
SUNSET Dec 1981 (v.167#6) pg. 129

Large drawer under a raised hearth for a woodstove serves to store firewood.
SUNSET Apr 1990 (v.184#4) pg. 133

Shaker woodbox. A slant-front cabinet to store one day's worth of firewood. Also features a drawer for small kindling, matches, etc. Dimensions: 47" tall, 30" wide, 17" deep.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1977 (v.1#1) pg. 4

Tip: Make money from your woodworking by selling accessories (such as wood boxes) for fireplaces and wood stoves.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1979 (v.3#4) pg. 16

A curved firewood storage rack is made by steam bending green ash or hickory. Plans for a simple steam box are included.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1979 (v.3#5) pg. 12

Woodbox. Wooden box with a hinged top is used to store firewood indoors. Dimensions: 37" long, 19" wide and 19" deep.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1981 (v.5#5) pg. 31

Indoor firewood rack built from ordinary 2x4 lumber. Dimensions: 60" tall, 20" deep, 20" wide.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1982 (v.6#6) pg. 44

Wooden "coal scuttle" can be used as a magazine rack, wastebasket, kindling storage, etc.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1983 (v.7#6) pg. 64
Added Info WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1984 (v.8#1) pg. 6

Shaker woodbox features an open bin in the top and a large storage drawer in the base. Overall dimensions: 36" tall, 26" wide, 15" deep.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1984 (v.8#5) pg. 34

Pine woodbox features a large upper compartment for firewood and a lower drawer for kindling, paper, etc. Overall dimensions: 45" tall, 30" wide, 15" deep.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1987 (v.11#5) pg. 32

Classic Shaker woodbox also has a drawer to hold the kindling, tinder and matches. Copied from an original in the North Union (Ohio) Shaker Community. Dovetails used throughout. Overall dimensions: 48" tall, 28" wide, 17" deep.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1990 (v.14#5) pg. 42

Roll-top bin for storing trash cans or firewood. Features tambour door.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1970 (v.26#3) pg. 18

Concealed storage compartment is recessed in a wall and covered by a bookcase on concealed casters. By building on an outside wood box, this compartment allows inside access to firewood that is loaded from the outside.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1971 (v.27#1) pg. 11

Fireplace log holder is 12" deep, 24" high and has a solid back and sides.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1978 (v.34#5) pg. 92

Solar firewood kiln. Simple wooden frame covered with plastic will dry green firewood in 6 to 8 weeks.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1981 (v.37#5) pg. 82

Handy log "basket" assembled from stock lumber holds several good-sized logs.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1981 (v.37#6) pg. 92

Fireside TV cabinet also provides storage for wood. Colonial style cabinet with frame and panel doors serves as a stand for a portable TV plus providing a large storage area.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1981 (v.37#6) pg. 102

Fireside log basket is made from copper pipe and fittings.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1982 (v.38#5) pg. 94
Correction WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1983 (v.39#1) pg. 10

A-frame firewood rack.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1984 (v.40#2) pg. 120

Simple firewood box with scalloped edges and brass handles. Overall dimensions: 22" long, 14" wide, 10" deep.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1986 (v.42#1) pg. 88

Firewood storage box features decorative oak leaf designs carved or routed into the two front doors and the lift-up top which give easy access for loading or unloading the logs. Overall dimensions: 24"x26"x26" tall.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1988 (v.44#1) pg. 80

Outdoor firewood storage shed. Keep one cord of wood, kindling, and splitting tools in a compact (4x10-ft), easy-to-build structure.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1988 (v.44#4) pg. 20
Added Info WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1988 (v.44#6) pg. 8

Combination outdoor plant stand (low table) and firewood storage rack. A simple slatted-top table with a curved apron is turned upside down to store a load of firewood (the curved apron and long legs act to contain the wood).
WORKBENCH Dec 1994-Jan 1995 (v.50#6) pg. 52