Indoor and Outdoor Firewood Storage Ideas

As winter approaches, it’s time to start thinking about how to keep your home warm. One of the best ways to do that is by using a wood-burning fireplace. Not only does a fireplace provide warmth, but it also creates a cozy and inviting atmosphere in your home. If you’re lucky enough to have a fireplace, you need to store firewood somewhere. Don’t worry – you don’t have to store your firewood out in the open! We’ve got some great ideas for indoor and outdoor firewood storage that will keep your wood dry and your home cozy and warm all winter long.

Firewood Storage Ideas

Outdoor Firewood Storage Ideas

If you have access to an outdoor fireplace or fire pit, outdoors is the ideal place to store your firewood. Check out these outdoor firewood rack ideas.

DIY Planter with Storage

A simple and beautiful way to store your firewood is to use this commercially available planter with built in firewood storage. While this one for purchase is budget friendly if you are handy you can certainly make this as a DIY project.

Simple DIY Rack 

If you prefer to DIY your wood storage, this simple firewood storage rack is perfect for outdoor use. It’s easy to assemble and stores your wood in any weather. If you are worried about keeping the wood dry you can easily modify this design and add in a cover or use a tarp.

Round Metal Outdoor Firewood Storage

This round storage rack is perfect a storage location! You can hang it from your porch or patio and have easy access to your firewood. Plus, the metal construction means that it will hold up in any weather. 

Galvanized Steel Storage Shed

outdoor metal firewood storage shed
Via Hanover Home

If you have a bit more space and need to store a lot of wood, then these galvanized steel and corrugated metal firewood storage sheds are the perfect solution. It’s big enough to hold a cord of wood in one location, plus it will keep your wood dry and ready for use no matter what kind of weather you face. 

Firewood Hanging on the Wall Storage

Modern and decorative way to store firewood near an outdoor fireplace.

Hang firewood on your walls with this unique storage solution. This option is perfect for small spaces as it doesn’t take up any floor space. You can also store tons of wood too.

By the Front Door Firewood Storage

If you want easy access to your wood, then this by the front door firewood storage solution is a great idea. This idea probably is not for you if you need to store a lot of wood but for smaller quantities this is a great and inexpensive storage idea.

Square DIY Firewood Rack

If you prefer a more modern look for your outdoor firewood rack frame, this DIY storage rack is perfect. It has plenty of room to store a cord of wood while also looking stylish and modern. This project is easy enough that a tutorial isn’t even required simply grab four large planks of wood and a few brackets and combine them. This DIY storage idea is also a budget friendly firewood storage idea.

Wood and Cinder Block DIY Outdoor Storage Idea

If you prefer an easy and inexpensive storage idea, this wood and cinder block storage idea is perfect. Simply grab a few wood planks and a couple cinder blocks and there you go your easy DIY storage rack. It will keep your wood off the ground and if you add a cover will also protect the wood from the rain and other elements. This idea is durable and holds plenty of wood to satisfy your needs.

Indoor Firewood Storage Ideas

If you don’t have access to an outdoor space, or if you just prefer to store your wood inside, then here are some creative ideas for indoor ideas.

Under Bench Storage Area

This under bench firewood storage is a great idea if you have limited floor space. The benches can be used to store other items and the firewood underneath. It’s a great way to keep your items out of the way and close by.

Under a Table

This under table firewood storage is a great way to store your wood in an easy and accessible location. The table can double as a side table while the bottom shelf stores your wood.

Piles of Firewood

This simple and easy idea is great for any space but you may not want your firewood directly on the ground near your corner fireplace. This idea is great for convenience as it is right near the high ceiling fire place but may not be the most kid friendly firewood storage idea. The pile does look that great though and if aesthetics are important to you this may not be the best option.

In the Fireplace Storage  

This is an easy and obvious storage location for your firewood. It’s also a great way to add warmth and charm to the fireplace area. Fireplaces can become a focal point of any room, so why not make it even more charming with this simple idea. 

Built-in Firewood Storage

If you have the space and resources, this built-in storage area is a great way to store your wood. It will also ensure that your firewood is right there when needed to stoke your fire on a cold winter night. It’s a permanent solution that also adds character to your home. Plus, it looks great too!

Firewood Cabinets

indoor firewood storage cabinets located near a fireplace
Via Studio Mcgee

If you have an extra room or space to fill, this storage cabinet is a great idea for your firewood log holder. You can store all of your wood in one place and also display it at the same time.

Firewood Basket Storage

This basket storage idea is perfect for anyone who wants a more rustic look for their firewood storage. The basket helps keep the wood off the ground and close by when needed. This idea is inexpensive and still looks amazing.

Under the Stairs Storage

Firewood storage under the stairs near an indoor warming fireplace
Via Sand Creek Post & Beam

If you need to store your firewood and don’t have a lot of room, this under the stairs storage is a great idea. It keeps the wood out of the way but still close by.

Traditional Firewood Holder

Patio firewood storage on commercially available metal storage racks
Via A. Perry Homes

This is a great traditional storage Idea. The firewood log rack keeps the wood off the ground and also looks nice with any decor. It’s also a great way to store your Firewood in an accessible location.


In closing, whether you need firewood for your fireplace, backyard fire pit or your wood stove  firewood storage doesn’t have to be complicated. With a few simple ideas your firewood can be easily stored and still look good in any space. Whether you choose to store your wood outdoors or indoors there is a storage solution for every style and budget. Hopfully you were inspired by some of the best firewood storage ideas shown here.

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