Collection by Diana Budds

Creative Ways to Store Firewood

So you're fortunate enough to have a fireplace or wood-burning stove at home, but where to place fuel for the flames? Look no further than our guide on carryalls and storage for kindling.

Artist Lauren Ewing designed a stylish but subtle home in her native Indiana, using Canadian maple for the hallway and living-room floors, giving them a bright, clean look. A built-in shelving system borders the hearth, creating functional and decorative storage spaces for firewood collected on-site.
Artist Lauren Ewing designed a stylish but subtle home in her native Indiana, using Canadian maple for the hallway and living-room floors, giving them a bright, clean look. A built-in shelving system borders the hearth, creating functional and decorative storage spaces for firewood collected on-site.
The Chuck wood storage unit, $99 from cb2.com, is made from iron and is elevated off the ground to ensure air circulates so the kindling doesn't collect moisture.
The Chuck wood storage unit, $99 from cb2.com, is made from iron and is elevated off the ground to ensure air circulates so the kindling doesn't collect moisture.
In this sleek monochromatic loft in Denmark, the residents built a nook to store wood, which turns the logs into an artful display.
In this sleek monochromatic loft in Denmark, the residents built a nook to store wood, which turns the logs into an artful display.
The Fleimio Wood Trolley, about $600 from connox.com, is made of laminated birch and features wheels to make transporting wood from outside easier.
The Fleimio Wood Trolley, about $600 from connox.com, is made of laminated birch and features wheels to make transporting wood from outside easier.
MicromanagementA Weil-McLain gas-fired boiler and underfloor radiant heating keep the house comfortable year-round—as do the individual programmable thermostats installed in almost every room, seven in all. That means the couple can lower the heat in rooms they use less frequently while keeping things toasty in the places they spend the most time. It’s a smart way to maximize energy efficiency through Alaska’s disparate seasons.

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MicromanagementA Weil-McLain gas-fired boiler and underfloor radiant heating keep the house comfortable year-round—as do the individual programmable thermostats installed in almost every room, seven in all. That means the couple can lower the heat in rooms they use less frequently while keeping things toasty in the places they spend the most time. It’s a smart way to maximize energy efficiency through Alaska’s disparate seasons. weil-mclain.com
Schoolhouse Electric's Metal Hoop Stand, $99, holds a few logs—good for those who burn the occasional fire.
Schoolhouse Electric's Metal Hoop Stand, $99, holds a few logs—good for those who burn the occasional fire.
A rectangular fireplace rests inside a long, vertical white box complete with a wood log storage area. See the rest of this renovated farmhouse in northern Italy story, "Going Big, Going Home."
A rectangular fireplace rests inside a long, vertical white box complete with a wood log storage area. See the rest of this renovated farmhouse in northern Italy story, "Going Big, Going Home."
Another Country's Bucket ($600) is inspired by Finnish sauna accessories and is made from ash and brass.
Another Country's Bucket ($600) is inspired by Finnish sauna accessories and is made from ash and brass.
In the kitchen of Floating Farmhouse in Eldred, New York, a custom-built wood-fired oven extends up to the ceiling, accentuating its steep pitch. Photo by Mark Mahaney.
In the kitchen of Floating Farmhouse in Eldred, New York, a custom-built wood-fired oven extends up to the ceiling, accentuating its steep pitch. Photo by Mark Mahaney.
The Boo Fire Basket, $275 from store.dwell.com, can be sued as an outdoor fireplace, but it's also a handsome way to store wood indoors.
The Boo Fire Basket, $275 from store.dwell.com, can be sued as an outdoor fireplace, but it's also a handsome way to store wood indoors.