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How To Build A Log Store

Updated on October 1, 2014

How To Build A Log Store

After we got our first wood-burner, for quite a while, the logs were stored in the garage. It worked out fine until one day when I was working in there and I kept tripping over the darned things.

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The logs just had to go. So, long story short, I made one and was overwhelmed by the compliments I got from the neighbours and passers by. So much so that it occurred to me that others may like to build one too.

How To Build A Log Store From Pallets
How To Build A Log Store From Pallets

How To Build A Log Store From Pallets

Before I started getting my hands dirty I sat down and gave things quite a bit of thought. If I was going to write a guide, I wanted to allow my readers to save as much money as possible. I came up with the idea of making one out of unwanted pallets. After all, there are plenty of them around and many people will be only too glad to give them away for free.

So, I contacted a friend of mine who gets lots of them and asked if he would let me have some. The following day there was a pile of them on my driveway and I began breaking them down to separate the useful parts from the unwanted. Along with the main guide I include a supplement dedicated to the sourcing and processing of these.

However, if you would prefer to build your firewood store from new timber, I covered that too and included a separate shopping list.

Log Store Designs

Next up, I wanted to remove as many of the unsightly nail-holes as possible so I set about measuring the clean timber from each board and based on this went about sketching out a few designs until I came up with one that was workable and I was happy with.

How To Build A Log Store
How To Build A Log Store

Building A Log Store

I then worked out what other materials I would need and headed off to my local DIY store. To make life easier for both my tools and me I decided to buy new timber for the framework and to use new screws.

The following morning I set about building a log store. And to make life easier for my readers I took well over one hundred photographs along the way just to make the process easy to follow. Here's a typical example just so you know what to expect.

Build Your Own Log Store

The How To Build A Log Store guide is over seventy pages long with over 5500 words and 96 photographs. It lists all the tools and materials you'll need to build your own log store and the dimensions are given in both metric as well as feet and inches. Please go to for the rest of the story.

How To Build A Larger Log Store
How To Build A Larger Log Store

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Here you go.

This one is made from all new timber and is: 48in (1220mm) high, 33 1/2in (851mm) deep and 69 1/2in (1765mm) wide. Giving it a capacity of around 1.25 cubic metres (44 cubic feet).

All the materials I used are readily available from UK D.I.Y. stores. The pressure treated timber and wood screws are available worldwide. However, I did use one metre (39 3/8in) wide Super Shed Felt to weatherproof the roof and this may be difficult to find elsewhere in the world. Please check with your local stockists for availability to see whether or not this project would be viable for you.

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How To Build A Log Store From Pallets

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    • LogStoreSteve profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from England

      @Sylvestermouse: Thank you.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

      7 years ago from United States

      Thise seems like a great idea!

    • LogStoreSteve profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from England

      @WriterJanis2: You're very welcome, thanks for stopping by and for your appreciation.

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      7 years ago

      Thanks for the great tips.

    • LogStoreSteve profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from England

      @davenjilli lm: Thank you davenjilli, I found your lens on writer's block very informative.

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      davenjilli lm 

      7 years ago



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