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Mastering Log Storage: How to Build, Make, and Store Logs Safely and Efficiently

Mastering Log Storage: How to Build, Make, and Store Logs Safely and Efficiently
16 April 2024
Mastering Log Storage: How to Build, Make, and Store Logs Safely and Efficiently

Kiln-dried wood has become ever so more popular in recent years and is loved for its versatility; whether you’re storing them for your wood-burning stove, firepit, or chiminea, how you store your firewood is crucial for ensuring that you get the most out of this fuel source. 

There are some things you should avoid when it comes to log storage and we want to advise on the best ways to store your wood logs, including how to make a log store so that they are in good condition when you come to use them and so that they stay as dry as possible when they’re put away.


Why Is It Important to Know How to Store Logs?

Failure to store your logs correctly can lead to a large list of issues. For example, it would never be a wise idea to store it in a kitchen or living room, as insects have a habit of hiding within the wooden logs and when you transport them into your home, they can be very difficult to remove. Other issues include mold and high moisture levels in the wood. Kiln-dried wood from Homefire is dried to a moisture level of less than 20% which is imperative for reducing your environmental impact and increasing moisture levels will only reduce the performance of the wood. 

However, there is the possibility that you can build your log store, which we will explain. For the best quality logs to store away, you should browse the Homefire website as we deliver the highest quality kiln-dried wood around.


How to Build a Log Store

Having the right materials to build a log store is essential. The basics include:

  • A corrugated sheet to act as a cover on to
  • Pallets for the logs to sit on top of
  • Foundational support like construction timber
  • Side walls, like chipboard squares
  • Screws, nails, washers, and other components to keep the parts together 


Adding further reinforcement isn’t a bad idea but make sure that you don’t make access to the store too difficult. Consider using a tape measure for the dimensions, a hammer to make sure nails are in firmly, a screwdriver to pierce the wood, and a spirit level to make sure nothing is wonky.

Others decide to dig into the ground to use concrete, gravel, and other more robust materials to keep the store rigid, which you can consider if you have the expertise and time to do so. Otherwise, make sure your log store is supported strongly enough that it won’t be a safety hazard.

When your log store is built, make sure you know how to stack logs in the correct manner. We suggest building a pyramid-style shape on the pallet out of logs for structure and to give as many logs as possible the air it needs.


Why it’s a Good Idea to Buy Wood in Bulk

Buying firewood in bulk can be a much more cost-effective way of heating your home than buying individual bags of wood. Therefore, if you are buying in bulk, it is essential that you keep your firewood as clean, safe, and dry as possible.

For all your fire accessory and supply needs, check out the Homefire website today.



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