How to Easily Make a V-Shaped DIY Cinder Block Firewood Rack

by Kelly-n-Tony
6 Materials
20 Minutes

We had another tree fall in our yard and oops no space for the wood! So, we decide to make a v-shaped DIY cinder block firewood rack. This is one of the easiest, fastest, and cheapest wood racks to assemble for your backyard.

The materials needed are something most of us have already in the garage or shed but if not, it's still cheap to purchase. About $1.10 for a cinder block at Lowe's (you'll need 2) and $3.40 for a 6-foot-long treated 2x4 (you need 4) at Menards. Under $20 total!

Here's how to make your own DIY firewood holder:

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  • Two cinder blocks
  • Four 2x4 pieces of treated lumber in whatever length you wish*

*We decided to go with 6-foot-long 2x4's but you might go shorter depending on where you are locating it or if you already have some wood on hand.

Placing the cinder blocks

1. Place the cinder blocks

Decide where you want your setup. It could be near your firepit, under a shelter, or along a fence, which is what we did.

Simply set the two cinder blocks side by side with the 4 holes up. Easy peasy!

Inserting 2x4s into the cinder block openings

2. Insert 2x4s

Insert a pressure-treated 2x4 in each opening of the cinder blocks pointing outward into a "V" shape- it's that simple!

DIY cinder block firewood rack

3. Stack firewood

Stack your wood in the "V" shape. See? I told you: so easy and so fast!

Note: You can easily mix up the big wood and small pieces throughout or left and right side small stuff and big stuff center.

DIY cinder block firewood rack

We actually have several wood piles but decided to put a new one together to show everyone how easy it can be.

What do you think of this DIY cinder block firewood rack hack? Let us know in the comments below.

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  • Patricia Maisch Patricia Maisch on Jan 12, 2021

    Do you know that the pressure treated wood contains poisons, arsenic I think, and should not be cut? Dangerous product. Redwood might be a better option.

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  • Nina Scott Nina Scott on Mar 18, 2024

    Gonna try this!! We have a small yard, but I love building a fire in our criminal in the evening. I'll let you know how it goes!

  • Nina Scott Nina Scott on Mar 18, 2024

    Omg...that was supposed to say chiminea!!! LOL!!!!