Whether it's located indoors or outdoors, a wood-burning fireplace is a comforting luxury that requires keeping a supply of firewood on hand. Outdoor firewood storage can be as simple as a stack of logs in the corner of the back patio under a roof or a tarp, to a built-in niche beneath an outdoor fireplace or pizza oven, or a dedicated firewood shed.
Here are some stylish outdoor firewood storage ideas that will keep your supply neatly organized and dry to keep those home fires burning all year long and in any kind of weather.
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Build a Niche
This covered outdoor patio in West Fargo, North Dakota from Martha O’Hara Interiors has a built-in firewood niche that is the mirror image of the adjacent fireplace, keeping wood dry, conveniently located, and on display.Continue to 2 of 18 below.
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Fire Up the Pizza Oven
Blanco Bungalow built a DIY stucco outdoor kitchen equipped with a wood-burning pizza oven in this Southern California backyard that matches the Spanish bungalow style of the home. A niche just below the wood-burning pizza oven is filled with firewood that adds warmth and rusticity to the white stucco structure.Continue to 3 of 18 below.
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Stack the Front Porch
This retreat on the edge of a state park in central Michigan from Chicago-based Searl Lamaster Howe has a shady front porch that is clad in both untreated and charred cedar and obsidian lap siding. The porch overhang protects a stack of firewood, keeping it within reach while adding a homey touch.Continue to 4 of 18 below.
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Make It Long and Lean
Fantastic Frank added long and lean built-in firewood storage that flanks this dramatic stucco outdoor fireplace in the corner of a spacious deck in Ibiza that makes the seating area feel more cozy.Continue to 5 of 18 below.
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Build It a House
This outdoor firewood storage from Crisp Architects is located on one side of a multipurpose outdoor structure that is built in the same style of and painted the same color as the adjacent main house.
"The design of this shed evolved from the compromise between a husband who wanted a wood shed and a wife who wanted a potting shed," the architects say. "Viewed from the house and garden, it seems to be only a potting shed. From the barn, it is a wood shed with two large wood bins. Functionally the shed has two storage rooms with benches for potting on one side. A walkway through the center leads you to the two woodbins on the barn side. The building serves to tie the house and garden visually to the barn."
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Make It Sleek
This sleek San Francisco outdoor kitchen from Seed Studio Landscape Design features a tiled, wood-fired pizza oven with a built-in stainless steel niche just below that keeps firewood safe and convenient.Continue to 7 of 18 below.
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Build Wrap-Around Storage
This Portland, Oregon outdoor living room from BASE Landscape Architecture has a custom banquette that houses wrap-around firewood storage beneath the seating for the stainless steel fire pit that is topped with a safety screen cover.Continue to 8 of 18 below.
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Embrace Spanish Style
A curvy outdoor fireplace covered with stucco has built-in firewood storage that makes it easy to throw another log on the fire in this cozy outdoor space from Emily Henderson Design.Continue to 9 of 18 below.
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Shelter It With a Metal Bench
Most Lovely Things stacked a supply of firewood beneath a metal bench just outside the door to make it easy and convenient to reach.Continue to 10 of 18 below.
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Fill Up a Corner
Ann Living designated a corner of this outdoor patio to firewood storage that is stacked high against a painted wall and sheltered by a tarp.Continue to 11 of 18 below.
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Keep It Just Outside
This Victorian three-story London townhouse from Sims Hilditch has a stylish firewood storage located just outside a wall of glass and metal windows off the living room that is easy to access when you want to throw another log on the nearby fireplace, and creates a decorative focal point.Continue to 12 of 18 below.
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Repurpose a Rustic Pot
Mindy Gayer Design Co. filled a rustic pot with small firewood logs next to the white brick fireplace on this spacious backyard patio and outdoor kitchen.Continue to 13 of 18 below.
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Keep It Stocked
This large outdoor space from Crisp Architects and Conte & Conte, LLC has a built-in u-shaped banquette around a massive fireplace, with built-in firewood storage.Continue to 14 of 18 below.
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Make a Pyramid Stack
Most Lovely Things kept it simple on this outdoor patio fire pit area with a pyramid stack of firewood that keeps it handy while adding a rustic touch.Continue to 15 of 18 below.
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A massive firewood storage area on the gravel patio of this Swedish country house from Fantastic Frank is comprised of a simple wood structure that is attached to the side of the house for a maximum supply of firewood.Continue to 16 of 18 below.
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Stack Firewood Under a Table
You don't need any special equipment to store firewood, just a designated spot. On this covered back porch from My 100 Year Old Home, firewood for the outdoor brick fireplace is stacked under a vintage console table for an understated look, no extra gear or DIY required.Continue to 17 of 18 below.
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Use an Indoor/Outdoor Firewood Holder
Use an indoor/outdoor firewood rack like this stylish black metal number that blends in with the black and white decor on this backyard gravel patio outfitted with a small fire pit.Continue to 18 of 18 below.
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Built-in firewood storage in this outdoor space from Crisp Architects keeps the wood protected from the elements while adding a decorative touch that contrasts with the surrounding stone and metalwork.
What's the best way to store firewood?
The best way to store firewood that has already been split and dried is to stack it in a convenient spot. If you’re storing firewood indoors, it’s best to keep no more than a day or two’s worth of logs in your firewood rack or holder to avoid bringing in unwanted dirt or pests.
What are some ideas for storing firewood outside?
Outdoor firewood storage can be as simple as a stack of logs in the corner of the back patio to a built-in outdoor fireplace niche or a dedicated firewood shed. When storing wood outside, keep it safe from the elements by keeping it in a niche or covering the top of the wood pile with a tarp to protect it from rain without blocking airflow so that it stays nice and dry.