DIY Firewood Rack With Roof

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Looking for full cord firewood rack plans? You’re in luck! Today we are revealing our latest woodworking project that is perfect for beginners – a DIY firewood rack with a roof for your backyard to store all of your firewood.

So awesome, right?! I love the modern looking slats, roof to keep wood protected and that natural cedar tone stain!

It was a fairly easy project to build and the pocket hole joinery made it even easier!


  1. Cut wood according to woodworking plans. You can use either a miter saw or Kreg’s cutting station & circular saw.
  2. Drill pocket holes as shown in plans. We used the Kreg 720 Pro pocket hole jig.
  3. Assemble base and sides.
  4. Level ground and add cinder blocks (one in each corner). This helps keep the wood off of the ground.
  5. Attach base, side panels, and back slats with 2 1/2" construction screws.
  6. Stain or paint (optional). . We went with a natural cedar exterior stain and applied it with our paint sprayer, which helped get it in between the slats and in all the nooks and crannies of the pocket holes.
  7. Add roof, which we made out of cedar fence pickets stacked up on the roofline attached with 2" galvanized brad nails.

This firewood storage rack is a simple build to follow – even a beginning woodworker could tackle it in a few days if you followed along on our woodworking plans.

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Suggested materials:
  • 5/8" x 5 1/2" x 5' Cedar Fence Pickets (Qty 11)
  • 3/4" x 3 1/2" x 8' Cedar Boards (Qty 21)
  • 1 1/2" x 3 1/2" x 8' Cedar Boards (Qty 15)
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Chelsea @ Making Manzanita
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