This handy storage box is perfect for storing your firewood. It will look great next to your fireplace and is really easy to build. All you need is some timber, some tools and a little elbow grease. Simply follow the instructions below.
Step 1: Cut Timber
Choose your pine timber and get it cut to size at Bunnings or you can do it yourself. You will need:
- 4 x 380mm x 140mm boards for the short ends
- 4 x 600mm x 140mm boards for the long sides
- 3 x 600mm x 140mm boards for the base
- 4 x 290mm x 42mm pine for the corners
Step 2: Sand
Next, sand the timber boards with fine-grain sandpaper using your sanding block. Sand with the grain of the wood, not against it. Then wipe it clean with a dust cloth.
Step 3: The Ends
Drill and screw the end boards to two corner uprights. You will need to build two ends.
Step 4: Sideboards
Take your two ends and drill and screw the long sideboards to each upright corner. Allow a 10mm gap between the sideboards.
Step 5: Base
Now drill and screw the baseboards but don’t leave a gap.
Step 6: Attach Wheels
Take your wheels and attach them to each corner of the base with your drill and screws.
Step 7: Varnish
Using your varnish brush, apply two to three coats of timber varnish, leaving it to dry overnight between each coat.
Handy Tip: When using varnish, make sure that your workspace is well ventilated.
Step 8: Load It Up
Flip the box over onto its wheels, find a spot for it next to your fireplace and fill it up with firewood. You can also add a few pine cones for decoration.