Studio St. Paul

If you’ve got a wood-burning fireplace in a city apartment and use it a lot, you have to come to terms with a firewood storage system. Do you store it in the basement and lug batches up flights of stairs (which we once did), or do you find a nook inside to pile it up (below)?  We love the possibilities in Studio St. Paul‘s clever firewood storage, made by nestling wooden crates randomly amidst the pile of wood. They use it to display their textile goods. We’d store kindling and paper, little paintings, a lamp, maybe some books.

Firewood is really beautiful stuff…

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7 replies on “storing firewood indoors = firewood as storage unit

  1. Love the boxes inserted into the pile ,creates a beautiful texture. Would look good with metal squares set in as well , maybe some square section ducting

  2. Matthew, as usual, your ideas are wonderful. One of these days, we hope to go to San Francisco and see what you do in person at Building REsources, which we have oggled in your wonderful book, THE REVOLUTIONARY YARDSCAPE.

  3. How do you keep the bugs out?

  4. Haha! I could foresee a potential problem with storing firewood this way. When it starts dwindling, we can’t afford to get lazy lest the entire “feature wall” gets eaten away by the fire. Besides that little (lazy me) problem, it IS beautiful, and the cardboard box to create cubbies for storage is a great idea too!

  5. The problem I am trying to avoid is the mess firewood creates around the fireplace/stove area. All the “fallout” from the wood. Was hoping to deal with all the chips and bark in a more manageable way, any ideas??

  6. There’s no way to avoid fallout. Just sweep up the stuff that shows and leave the rest to fall under the logs…A leather log carrier can help carry them neatly to the fireplace.

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