Heating With Wood: DIY Wood Tote and Wood Rack
My whole house is heated by wood. I have a huge respect for this natural resource. We have a woodstove that heats the house, a small woodstove in a detached studio, and an even smaller woodstove outdoors that heats up a wood-fired hot tub on our deck. To say that wood supplies the heart of my home would be an understatement.
Even in cold climates, heating with wood has its pros and cons. I’ve delved into the subject before here at Care2. For the record, this year we (my son) cut and stacked all the wood from downed trees on our property. No trees were destroyed in the heating of my home. (You can catch a glimpse of my son sizing up the wood for the heating season here)
Woodpiles entice me. Just viewing images of seasoned, cut and stacked wood make me swoon. When I recently wrote about all that swooning, I came across two DIY projects that I knew I had to whip up to support my workhorse – the woodstove.
Whether it’s a woodstove or a fireplace that warms your hearth, these two projects are sure to make you feel toasty.
I absolutely love this wood tote from Whipup. Not only is it functional, it’s stylish and the creator of the project says, “I made this firewood tote to help move all the logs to the house site. This firewood tote sews up super fast, and will make carrying wood to your fireplace, or building a house just a bit easier.”
This Old House editor, Amy Hughes demonstrates in this video how to build a log rack out of a vintage fireplace cover. You’ll need carpentry skills for this, but the instructional video walks you through the steps and the result is truly inspiring.
Photo Credit: Whipup