What you need to know when choosing firewood storage
There's already some great firewood storage products available for purchase in Australia. Here's what you need to know when selecting the right one for you:
Why should I get firewood storage?
You want to protect your firewood from the elements. If you live in an area with a lot of rainfall, you'll want to make sure the product you select is weatherproof. This comes with another 2 additional factors - are you looking for that classic rustic look or do you want it to keep its features over time. We'll go into what designs suit best for different settings, but we'll just talk about durability for the moment. There are a few different options in material when selecting your wood storage. Many are made from mild steel which vary in thickness. The thicker material (3mm or so) will last a long time and will begin to rust over time. Since you're only storing wood, this isn't a huge issue and is a bonus if that's the look you're going for next to your 30-year-old shed. Our wood storage units are made from Colorbond or galvanised steel with a polymer coating on the interior. This will protect over time from rust and retain it's looks over the long term (not unlike our water tanks). There's also options in stainless steel (more expensive but longer-lasting) and plastic (not very environmentally friendly and you get what you pay for).
What size firewood storage do I need?
You'll want to make sure it's large enough to hold the amount of firewood you plan on storing. Now this varies on your use cases. Are you seasoning a lot of wood over the seasons which you'll use for firepits, indoors, woodfire pizzas, a combination or all of the above? Then you'll want a larger unit so you don't run out of space. Only do one of these activities, a small storage unit will probably be the go for you. Also, keep in mind, if you get it wrong, CCWT wood stackers are priced relatively closely. So if you go smaller and it's not enough, grab another. It only costs marginally more than purchasing one large unit.
What are the different designs of firewood storage?There are many different styles and designs available, so you should be able to find one that fits your taste. The rusting wood stacker looks fantastic in a rural/farm setting on your back deck or by the shed. This design is character adding and can be the perfect finishing touch to your settings. Alternatively, you can go for a clean Colorbond finish to match your roof or trims - perfect for people who want things just so.
A final, and less important note: where to buy firewood storage from! While it's convenient to head to Bunnings to get firewood stackers, storage and hutches - there's some great Aussie brands and manufacturers rather than those overseas models. There's some other great options worth having a look at:
- Uneartherd garden (Very nice design and aesthetic)
- Iron Bark Metal Design (Very nice design and aesthetic)
- CCWT (Us! Similar to our water tank designs, corrugated metal finish instead of flat wall)
We hope this article helped you with the ins and outs of firewood storage, please feel free to look around our online store for firewood storage and related products.