Sadie Mae John, aka The Awesome Orange, put together a DIY firewood rack built with Simpson Strong-Tie APRT connectors. Add basic tools and materials, and you can make a sturdy rack to keep your firewood organized and easily accessible.
The view out my back door is so much better with my new firewood rack! I recently teamed up with my friends at Simpson Strong-Tie to create another amazing DIY project: a modern low-profile firewood rack. I used Simpson Strong-Tie® APRT connectors for this project, and it was so easy to build- requiring only a handful of simple tools.
I wanted to create a sturdy firewood rack that would keep my firewood organized and easily accessible. The build itself was straightforward, and I only needed a drill and a circular saw to complete it. I decided to paint the rack black to match my black powder-coated hardware.
For this project, I used Simpson Strong-Tie APRTR Rigid Tie® decorative rail connectors, which are available either galvanized or with a black powder coat. These connectors are easy to install with Simpson Strong-Ties #10 x 1 1/2” Outdoor Accents® Connector screws, and they add both style and strength to the project. They’re designed to connect 2x members together for wooden projects, and I actually used the same ones to build the DIY privacy fence in my backyard.
One of my favorite features of the firewood rack is the little shelf for kindling. I also love that the corrugated metal roof matches my patio, making it a stylish addition to my backyard. I’ve made a video about the project, and you can watch it to learn more about the step-by-step process. You can also read more about my experience here.
I’m really happy with how my firewood rack turned out, and I’d love to hear what you guys think of it, too!