How to keep wood dry on back deck with lot of wind?

Trying to find an economical (very economical) way to protect wood for inside stove on back patio where there are wild winds coming off the ocean. Any ideas would greatly be appreciated. Thanks

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  • Barbara Barbara on Nov 26, 2017
    How about one of those plastic boxes that you store patio cushions in? It should not be very expensive and it should keep the wood dry and acessable.

  • Dfm Dfm on Nov 26, 2017
    tarps and cinder block to hold it down
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Nov 26, 2017
    Deck box
  • Suellen Hintz Suellen Hintz on Nov 26, 2017
    My parent's had a bed on their screened porch and had a upholsterer sew a cover out of old fashioned waterproof tarp. Never had a problem and high winds didn't blow it off as it fit so well.
  • How much wood do you have? Keeping a woodpile too close to the house invites termites, spiders, rats and mice. I have a small woodpile (maybe enough for a week) on the side of my house covered with a tarp. I have 2 trash cans with wheels and locking lids that hold easily 2 days worth of wood that I can roll to the back yard for fire pit use or to the front porch for use in the fireplace. I am lucky in that my wood is stored off site a few miles away and I go pick up whatever I need when I need it. We purchase by the cord and we have a designated protected site for it. When I go to stock up, I always inspect for black widows and termites before loading.
  • DesertRose DesertRose on Nov 26, 2017
    Could you put up a barrier on one side to prevent the wind from blowing moisture on the wood? or could you cover the wood with a tarp or like the patio furniture covers that are on sale now in home improvement stores.
  • Uncommonsensesc Uncommonsensesc on Nov 26, 2017
    When I'm building cheap shelters for my outside kitties, I use the 2 x 2's from Lowes ($2 to $3 for an 8' piece). If you use these be sure to drill pilot holes as the 2 x 2's will split since they're so small. I also use plywood pieces from the Habitat for Humanity Restore. You can get small pieces for $1 to $2 dollars. Sometimes they have paneling for about $10 a sheet. Lowes has plywood but even their cheapest is around $15 a sheet. I've made good rain shelters using the 2 x 2's and clear plastic sheeting wrapped around the wood frame and stapled. Be sure to check Craigslist for leftover plywood and materials that people have left over - you can usually get it pretty cheap and they'll negotiate if they really want to get rid of it.
  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Nov 26, 2017
    While tarps are cheaper, I think the huge plastic boxes are better. My gym uses two of them to hold the pool noodles we use in the pool. I bet you could find one or two used but not broken. I think Rubbermaid makes them, for one. Also, turn the back of the boxes to the ocean. If there is a roof to the patio, maybe you could nail two layers of tarps to keep out most winds. One more suggestion: there is nothing wrong with having a cord of wood stacked in the front or side of your yard to cut the wind and moisture you have to fight to get to the wood. See if you have a better place to store the wood. 😇