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DIY Fire Log Holder

CLEVERLY INSPIRED and the DIY SQUAD ar back with this great Fire Log Holder.


Fall means leaves crunching, apple cider sipping, and fire-crackling good times. To maximize the frequency of these good times, we recently created a cozy outdoor space with some new furniture and an outdoor fireplace. It is a great spot to land at the end of a long week… grab a favorite snack and cocktail and let the weekend begin! However, a storage container of some sort was needed for all the firewood. I searched and searched and then decided to build our own. This project couldn’t be easier - basic carpentry skills are all you will need! I love it because it is a bit modern, yet rustic. We are using ours outside, but it would be a great storage idea for inside too.


Here is what you will need to put together your own fire log holder. The finished size of our holder is 41” tall, 27” wide, 13” deep, and it fits logs perfectly.

  • 8 outdoor spindle parts (sold close to the decking parts) *Note: some cuts can use just one spindle

  • 2-inch decking screws

  • Screw set (to countersink screws)

  • Minwax stain in Jacobean

  • Brush

  • Cloth

  • Saw

  • Drill

  • Wood glue


How to: 1. Cut 3 spindles to 10 ¾ inches long. 2. Cut 4 pieces to 40 ¾ inches. 3. Cut 4 pieces to 24 inches.


4. Using a screw set, countersink your holes for the screws.

5. Screw the 2-inch screws creating the frame you see pictured.





6. Stain the entire piece and let dry according to the label.





Load it up with wood and get ready to enjoy your outdoor space!


Since we are talking about new spaces outdoors, how about a truly new space for you and your family? Somewhere slower, where you can focus more on the family while you run a business. What business? We have the perfect one. What we can offer is a “turn-key” business opportunity. A buyer can step into an established and professionally managed business and take off with it. New owners and new ideas would grow the business into new areas. We want to sell the business with its established reputation and customer base, the building, all the fixtures and equipment (computers, pipe threading equipment, custom paint tinting, tools, and supplies), and all of the antiques that are part of the image of the business. Our antique collection is legendary and without exaggeration, there are thousands of dollars’ worth of antique tools, hardware, housewares, documents, pictures, cans, and bottles. They belong to the store and will go with it. The present owners have operated the store for over 40 years and are ready to pass it on to a new owner who appreciates how special it is. Want to learn more about this amazing business opportunity? We are open from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm Monday to Saturday and 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Sundays. Come and see us we are at 5836 Dunsmuir Avenue Dunsmuir, California, or call (530) 235-4539.



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