Make Your Own Firewood Carrier
Create a handy (and stylish!) firewood tote just in time for winter weather by simply repurposing a rug.
- 2x4 flat-weave rug
- no-sew hem tape
- 1 1/2" diameter wooden dowel
- small hack saw
Lay the rug flat and iron out any folds or creases (Image 1). Then, remove the fringe from the edges of the rug (Image 2).
Fold the edge of the rug over 4 inches, leaving a "rod pocket" for the dowel. Fuse the rug together with no-sew hem tape and an iron. Repeat on the other side.
Cut Out Handle
To create a space for your hand to grab the dowel, remove a rectangle of the "rod pocket" at the center using scissors. Repeat on the other side.
Cut Dowel for Handle
Using a small hack saw, cut the dowel down to 6 inches wider than your rug. Repeat so you have a dowel for each side of the tote.
Slide Dowel Into Pocket
Slide the pre-cut dowels into each "pocket". Keep your new tote handy for times when the fire calls for fresh firewood.