October 23, 2014

FIREWOOD STORAGE


G  O  T   W  O  O  D?

HOW, WHEN AND WHERE TO STORE FIREWOOD

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Whether it's the wood for your fireplace, outdoor fire-pit or the bar-b-que you have to be creative - and safe - when storing it. 
There's important factors to consider like bugs, termites, flying sparks and dirt.  If you use a lot of firewood, you need to store it in a dry place, or in something like this which keeps it aired-out, off the ground and covered. Ain't no wet firewood gonna burn very easily now will it?
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But once you bring it inside...


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ARCHITECTURALLY INTEGRATED
STORAGE
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Perfection - handy and out of the line of sight...


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(Source: Ebrington Hill Farm)
This steel firebox was fabricated to incorporate the wood storage (architects often design beautiful fireplaces and never consider where to keep the wood!)


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(Source: Remodelista)
This is an old fireplace conversion; the former firebox below is now the wood storage bin and the new pre-fab firebox (which takes up less room) is fitted into the wall above with a new flue. A higher firebox also allows better viewing from around the room.


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A stunning Tuscan-style home has a wood-box built into the firebox within the awesome cast stone "bolection mantle" 


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(Source: Christian Liaigre)
Known for sagacious design and taste, Liaigre incorporated a wall unit/fireplace/wood-bin/bookshelf all-in-one! A sleek, horizontal element in a high-ceilinged room. The juxtaposition of modern and glitz works here - I don't see it getting any more chic than that....ever!


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(Source: Robson Rak Architects)
Slabs of unfilled travertine marble are artfully balanced with a horizontal firebox, broad black slate hearth and a vertical, recessed wood-bin.
LOVE! 


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A well-designed, cantilevered steel hearth transitions between rooms - providing a smart place for their wood underneath.


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(Source: Blaze-Makoid Architecture)
A custom-made steel fireplace incorporating a cantilevered wood bin which adds an interesting asymmetrical touch.


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In a traditional home a sliver of space adjacent to the built-in is perfect for storing the firewood. 
It should be lined with laminate, painted metal or stone to keep the wood from destroying the wood cabinetry.


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The hearth must be deep enough to completely cover the stored wood, otherwise a spark, or even a log may come out and ignite the stored wood.


O  U  T  D  O  O  R
ARCHITECTURALLY INTEGRATED STORAGE

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(Source: Pinterest)
Handy storage for the outdoor fire-pit or just outside the living room door. The cement banquette keeps the wood dry and is impervious to termites.


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(Source: Kelly Klein)
This loggia has the perfect fireplace with the perfect wood-storage as well. The cut wood adds to the "woody/natural" feel of the space.


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(Source: Lake-Flato Architects)
There ain't enough superlatives to describe this home!!!  
Corten steel  is the key design element for the fire-pit, steps and retaining walls - which also hold the firewood! Absolutely brilliant.


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This home in Uruguay has a fire-pit built into the masonry banquette - which also shields the wood from the elements.


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A contemporary wood wall has a perfectly scaled, covered recess for stacking firewood


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An optimized fireplace configuration provides wood storage and surface area for entertaining.


N  E  W  &  C  R  E  A  T  I  V  E
WOOD STORAGE

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Bet you never thought of firewood as art - think again, bitches!


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An old industrial zinc mixing vat is re-purposed as firewood holders.


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A perfectly square, freestanding corten steel box looks great with the cement floor and cast cement walls.



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(Source: Smart Home Architecture)
Dude! How awesome is that????
Any arrangement, any color, anything you want inside...


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(Source:  Casa Espagna)
A custom-made steel log-holder abuts the wood-stove in this cabin in Spain - keeping the wood dry and handy.


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Shabby Chic meets Wintertime!
Modest, everyday pipe made into large free-standing rectangles. 
Cheap and chic, gotta love that...


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Love this modern wall-mounted rack, looks so clean-lined and sleek.
(Whaddup wit dat skanky spinet piano??)


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This small apartment uses a black steel box vertically placed next to the chimney breast. It's small enough that it can be moved out after fire season.


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(Source: Traditional Home)
That's a lot of firewood!
But it keeps it air-dried, stacked and accessible. The cutout for the window is a creative design feature.


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A sturdy stone console gets brought into season with a full load of firewood.


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This sleek looking steel 'element' on this modern deck serves a few purposes; firewood is kept tidy and dry, it provides seating and some storage for kindling. 
Thank God for those two folding chairs completing the look....


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(Source: Radius Design Shop)
Firewood on the go!
Great idea if you have a fire-pit here, an outdoor fireplace over there and an occasional bonfire on the beach!
Super smart looking wheelie-cart that makes moving 'your wood' easy.... 


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LOVE this glass cylinder to keep a few logs in by the fire!!! 
If you have a "wood-rack" outside somewhere you don't need to keep a huge pile inside


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A softer look, perfect for a bedroom or a home with a paler, more feminine look.


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If you have room - this old cauldron is the bomb, I love it! 
And, at Halloween add a little dry ice - and you're the hit of the hood!


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(Source: Country Living)
An old water barrel has a new life as a firewood bin. It would blend beautifully into country or modern style settings.


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(Source: This Old House)
Create a small "design moment" on your outside stoop or back porch; use an old trunk to keep your kindling dry in!


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(Source: Blomus Chimo)
This attractive well-designed log holder would look great in any decor, and it's only $195!



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An old industrial copper bowl lain on its side and filled with wood fits in perfectly in this industrial loft.


T  R  I  E  D   &   T  R  U  E
WOOD BASKETS

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(Source: AM Misczynski)
This hyper hot living room introduces a soft touch with the Seagrass Basket to hold the firewood.


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Here, reductionism exhibits simplistic elegance; the pair of humble baskets are perfect as fancy firewood boxes would add to the decor - whereas the baskets only appear as accessories


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(Source: Joseph Paul Davis)
In this small library in Baltimore my clients used their fireplace almost every night in season; they had a large firewood rack outside and I placed a large rustic basket inside, but sightly hidden behind the chair to keep the room less cluttered looking.


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(Source: Elle Decor)
This rustic renovation in France stripped all the details away and left the bare bones which is super smart looking. The mantel-less fireplace has the humble baskets adjacent to give some coziness to the room.


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An old French baguette basket is used in a window recess, out of the way - but handy to the fireplace.


N  O  N - W  O  R  K  I  N  G    F  I  R  E  P  L  A  C  E  S

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(Source: Joseph Paul Davis)
The fireplace in this foyer will never be used so I stacked white birch logs vertically and now the fireplace doesn't look so 'forgotten'


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(Source: Joseph Paul Davis)
This fireplace is 100% fake! I used a spark screen, andirons and staged it with a basket of logs to further the trompe l'oeil effect.


Whether a fireplace works or not, it should look as if it works!!  A spark screen and a basket of logs will make any gas or non-working fireplace 100% legit!


N  O  T - S  O - G  R  E  A  T
IDEAS FOR LOG STORAGE

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Really?


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You get that at some granny's yard sale?


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Can you spell "spontaneous combustion"?


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Why not just live outside?


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Love how all this is integrated - but, uhm, where's the fireplace?
(plus I HATE books in shelves like that, it screams "we don't read")


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IDEAS & BINS






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