DIY Copper Firewood Rack

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We moved into this old house in the country and needed all new everything! It’s overwhelming to have to start from nothing; no furniture, no plates, no rugs… nothing. Luckily, we inherited a bunch of great kitchen ware from our friends and family, but the shopping list is still so long. One of the things that was driving me nuts was having a pile of wood on the floor by the stove. It was so messy, leaving scraps of bark behind. Now, our place is clearly not “clean” by any stretch of the imagination because we are in the middle of so much construction. Just TRY to keep dust off everything during a renovation. It’s impossible. For now, I’ve decided to be one with the dust instead. It’s an inevitable part of the process.

Still, piles of wood on the floor are not cute or inevitable, so I decided to make a rack for the wood. Store bought, these are not remarkably expensive (you can get one for $50) but they aren’t very cute, most of them are either HUGE or tiny, and when you’re buying all new everything for your house, $50 here and there adds up FAST.

I’ve always loved the copper pipes in the plumbing aisle at Home Depot, so, inspired by a DIY magazine rack made out of PC pipe, I hatched my own plan to make a perfectly sized wood rack. I literally just laid all the pieces out in the aisle at HD till I got it right.

I had planned to sew the burlap to make a sling, but I couldn’t find the attachment to my sewing machine that gives it power. So, when all else fails, what do I turn to? HOT GLUE! Hot glue fixes a lot of things, and so far is working just wonderfully for this.

And to secure the copper pipes to the connector elbows, I used Gorilla Glue. No sewing, no soldering, just lots of glue.

I’m thrilled with the result and it’s holding up excellently!


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