8 Designer Ways to Store Firewood

Prepare for the colder months with these chic and clever firewood storage ideas.

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Believe it or not, there are some really cute and convenient ways to store your firewood. And yes — you have more than one option. Whether you're prepping for a cookout, a bonfire or a cozy indoor get-together, we have a design idea to fit every scenario. Look to these firewood storage ideas to inspire your next design.

Grilling Station

Charming Outdoor Patio and Grilling Station With Yellow Siding

Charming Outdoor Patio and Grilling Station With Yellow Siding

This outdoor patio features a grill and buffet area perfect for entertaining on a warm summer evening. The mixture of rustic woods, stainless steel and retro furnishings create a playful, eclectic vibe.

Hosting a cookout and bonfire has never looked easier. This outdoor grilling station includes room to chill and serve food and also features a place to store firewood. All you need is a nearby fire pit to make this the perfect outdoor hangout.

Firewood Box

Contemporary Montana Home Embraces the Outdoors

Contemporary Montana Home Embraces the Outdoors

Nestled in Big Sky, Mont., the contemporary meets rustic home is designed for homeowners who love to entertain. The house is set up to create an open and casual atmosphere with a strong connection to the outdoors. The living room features sliding doors that open directly to the patio and yard, creating a seamless transition between indoors and out.

Photo by: Steve Keating

Steve Keating

Just steps away from the open-concept living area, a contemporary-style box connected to the home provides a spacious place to hold firewood. With its convenient location, you don't have to bear the cold too long before you're back inside warming up by the fireplace.

Double Round Rack

Double Rack for Firewood

Double Rack for Firewood

Want an innovative and visually pleasing method for stacking your fire wood? Consider the 8 foot Double Round Rack from Woodland Direct which keeps wood dry and elevated off the ground plus it comes with a waterproof cover.

Photo by: Woodland Direct

Woodland Direct

Stock up for the winter with a double round rack that is elevated from the ground, stacks up your firewood and keeps the wood dry thanks to a waterproof cover. This firewood rack would be a great addition next to your fire pit.

Comfy Bench

13 Ways to Add Holiday Flair to Your Front Porch in Ten Minutes: Dress Up Your Bench

13 Ways to Add Holiday Flair to Your Front Porch in Ten Minutes: Dress Up Your Bench

Transform your bench for the holidays with a quick change of coordination pillows. If you've got open space below, fill it with wintry elements like firewood or even tree cuttings and/or winter boots and snowshoes.

Dress up your front porch for the season. A comfy, custom bench covered with decorative pillows offers a place to sit and doubles as storage for firewood.

Deck Storage

Backyard Deck With Firewood Storage

Backyard Deck With Firewood Storage

Check out a backyard deck featuring a clever firewood storage area.

Photo by: Chris Amaral © 2013, HGTV/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Chris Amaral, 2013, HGTV/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

As part of the deck design, designers Anthony Carrino and John Colaneria built a small nook beside the steps to store firewood and give plenty of room for seating and planters. That's what we call a smart storage solution.

Basket of Birch

Side and Back Doors

Side and Back Doors

Don't forget to dress up your side and back doors! The side entrance of the porch was dressed up with garland, a do-it-yourself angel, winter-proof greenery and a vessel full of birch firewood.

Photo by: Flynnside Out Productions

Flynnside Out Productions

Turn your firewood into a holiday decoration. This Christmas-themed porch showcases a wire basket full of birch firewood that complements the festive planter and handmade angel wreath.

Indoor Nook

Pink Eclectic Living Room With Fireplace

Pink Eclectic Living Room With Fireplace

Natural light fills this bright, eclectic living room that combines Hollywood Regency elements. The brick wall with fireplace and mirror become a focal point when flanked by custom built in bookcases and space for firewood.

A custom built-in nook beside the fireplace is extra convenient when the temperature starts to drop. Storing firewood indoors may bring in bugs, so be sure to check the firewood before bringing it inside. Besides being convenient, storing your wood indoors also means the firewood is protected from the unpredictable weather conditions.

DIY Tote

DIY Firewood Tote

DIY Firewood Tote

Create a cozy DIY firewood tote that's as stylish as it is functional.

Photo by: Flynnside Out Productions

Flynnside Out Productions

If designing a place to store firewood is out of your budget, don't worry. You can easily make this no-sew DIY firewood tote that's both functional and stylish. Carrying firewood never looked so fashionable.

30 Backyard Fire Pit Design Ideas

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Private Fire Pit

A secluded seating area becomes prime real estate for a fire pit setup. A grouping of weather-resistant chairs surround the fire feature, while a living privacy wall surrounds the entire space.

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Built-In Fire Pit

Indoor/outdoor living can be enjoyed year round in this California community. Here, a spacious atrium is the perfect gathering spot for family and friends. Modern rattan furniture placed near the built-in fire pit adds plenty of space for relaxation. Design by Kevin Smith

Limestone Fire Pit

This built-in fire pit is veneered in house brick lined with a fire brick interior and finished with a four-piece thermal bluestone coping. Design by Bob Hursthouse

Sunken Fire Pit

This Maui vacation home features more than stunning ocean views; it also comes with a stone patio and sunken fire pit to make alfresco relaxing that much better.

Marble Fire Pit

A marble fire pit warms up this covered outdoor living room and makes the space perfect for year-round lounging. Design by Adam Miller

Four-Unit Fire Pit

Four separate gas units comprise the modern fire pit design of HGTV Dream Home 2012. The Utah limestone-clad column is topped in a surface of limestone. A clear glass surround protects gas flames while contributing to the deck's open fire experience.

Open Fire Pit

Set in the Santa Monica Mountains, this adobe-style home encircles a large pool and courtyard with an open-flame fire pit situated right in the middle. Design by Lewin Wertheimer; Photo by Douglas Hill

Bluestone Fire Pit

This natural stone fire pit features a fire brick interior and is capped in Pennsylvania bluestone, which can quickly turn into additional seating when more party guests arrive. Design by ACM Design

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Stacked Stone Fire Pit

This contemporary outdoor space is a destination for every season with lush foliage that peaks in the spring and summer and a cozy fire pit for cold-weather months. Design by a Blade of Grass Landscape Design

Old World Fire Pit

This outdoor patio is designed to bring a contemporary look to an Old World-style house. Adjacent to the pool, a built-in stone fire pit becomes the centerpiece to a cozy lounge area. Design by Paul Wrona

Flat Stone Fire Pit

Landscape designer Chris Lambton transformed his own backyard into an outdoor oasis complete with a custom-made picnic table, bluestone patio and fire pit area finished with Pennsylvania flat stone. The fire pit is surrounded by upcycled whiskey barrel stools and wooden Adirondack chairs for ample seating options.

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Stacked Stone Fire Pit

A band of composite decking in a lighter shade visually separates the fire pit area from the rest of the entertainment deck. Photo courtesy of Trex

Covered Fire Pit

A colorful, two-tiered deck and adjacent fire pit adds function, depth and layers to the back of this home. Design by Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri

Photo By: Chris Amaral © 2013, HGTV/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Stacked Stone Fire Pit

The freestanding fire pit is the focal point for outdoor gatherings and is incorporated into the design by extending the existing deck area into an organic shape. Design by Jamie Durie

Natural Stone Fire Pit

Lush landscaping combined with a built-in barbecue, large seating area and fire pit create the ideal place to entertain family and friends. Design by Kevin Smith

Stone Fire Pit

Just off the crescent-shaped pool, a fire pit provides an additional lounge space for evening entertainment. Design by Joseph Vassallo; Photo by Mary Vail, OSG Publicist

Stone Fire Pit

A built-in stone fire pit anchors this streamlined patio with a circular layout that facilitates conversation. Design by Andreas Charalambous

Photo By: Geoffrey Hodgdon ©Geoffrey Hodgdon

Contemporary Fire Pit

A small, contemporary fire pit is the showpiece of this shaded outdoor seating area. An expansive pergola makes the fire pit area more intimate. Design by Jamie Durie

Mobile Fire Pit

A small backyard becomes a magical garden with lush landscaping and a C-shaped seating area surrounding a fire pit. Design by Jamie Durie

Fire Pit Bowl

A Gabion bowl was used for a fire pit feature in this luxurious and modern backyard design. The fire pit deck is sunk below the height of the infinity pool to keep the benches level to the pool. Design by Jamie Durie

Patio Fire Pit

An in-ground fire pit lights and warms up this patio sitting area. A pair of wicker sofas flank the fire pit, offering a convenient spot for chatting with family and friends.

Fire Pit With a View

Take a dip in the hot tub, then cozy up by the fire pit for a view of the magnificent waterfront sunset. This British Virgin Islands home's patio offers ample space and seating, making it an ideal setting for entertaining guests.

Photo By: Smiths Gore Limited, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Gray Stone Fire Pit

This private backyard patio renovation includes gray stone and boulders throughout, including the cozy fire pit area. An outdoor dining table with a neutral umbrella provides a lovely place for enjoying afternoon lunch, while long wood steps lead to a deck area that overlooks the surrounding tree-lined property.

Garden Fire Pit

Surrounded by lush perennials, this outdoor lounge is relaxing whether the fire pit is in use or not.

Reflecting Fire Pit

The fire pit in this cool contemporary space is adorned with black tile that reflects the flames.

Concrete Fire Pit

The simplicity of this Asian-inspired design helps create a tranquil setting on the deck. The fire pit is surrounded by comfortable cozy seating and a unique privacy wall.

Photo By: Tomas Ovalle / Associated Press

Geo Fire Pit Patio

This patio was made for entertaining. On those cooler evenings, four geometric wooden armchairs circle a stone fire pit, while warmer evenings allow for a dip in the glowing infinity pool.

L-Shaped Fire Pit

This Yard Crashers backyard renovation included adding a water feature, a cooking area and this custom, L-shaped fire pit.

Photo By: Tomas Ovalle / Associated Press

Tabletop Fire Pit

A tabletop fire pit in the middle of the bar adds some unexpected pizazz to this outdoor kitchen.

Half Fire Pit, Half Epic View

This cozy sitting area looks out over a vibrant blue ocean. A built-in fire pit ensures a relaxing spot, keeping the space warm from the cool ocean breeze.

From: Mark Scott Associates

Photo By: Anthony Gomez

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