This DIY log rack tutorial has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. With the kids out of school and warmer weather, we spend a great deal of time in our backyard. This month, we took the time to do some outdoor projects to make the space more welcoming. A few years ago, we purchased about a truckload of wood logs and ever since we keep a nice pile in our backyard.
We just had some boards down in the corner of the yard and the logs stacked on top. We looked at purchasing a log rack a few times, but we could never settle on one.
This year we finally decided to put my husband’s power tools to work and build one. We knew we wanted a roof on the rack, because this month we had a ton of rain and our logs were consistently wet.
We agreed on a design and decided on dimensions before heading to Lowe’s to get all the wood and needed supplies.
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2″x4″ Cedar (4) 5′ (base and top sides) (6) 32″ (base and top sides) (4) 5’6″ (outer posts) (4) 32″ (front roof base, longest edge to longest edge) -> board, each side cut at the same 22.5 ° angle (4) 24″ (back roof base, longest edge to longest edge) -> board, each side cut at the same 22.5 ° angle (4) 17 3/4″ (middle roof base) (2) 18″ (middle roof base) *note: before getting started, I recommend watching some videos on installing the roof.
The GAF Roofing Youtube channel has a lot of informational and instructional videos. Also, remember to measure twice to make sure all cuts are right and it is the size you want. The base should sit about 10-12″ from the bottom if you want to put the rack in the ground (for more stability & security). For the top peak, use ridge caps (or overlapping cut shingle pieces.
No more logs all over the back corner of our yard, and it’s closer to the house/porch so less distance to get firewood. Next, we will be rocking around the log rack and adding some plants to finish off that corner of the yard.