Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Build an Indoor Log Holder

Getting prepared for the winter season today and I’m sharing an indoor log holder constructed using Simpson Strong-Tie® connectors.  This indoor log holder is only one of many projects featured over at DIY Done Right, a site all about using Simpson Strong-Tie® products to make projects for your home.

diy indoor log holder

I’m a sucker for functionality and ease so I designed this indoor log holder with those two priorities in mind.

The simple construction allows for easy access to the logs, in addition you can modify the size to fit your needs.  Once the boards are cut the building process is very straight forward.

diy indoor log holder

We are essentially building a box frame here.  I used all Simpson Strong-Tie® RTU2 connectors for this indoor log holder.

diy indoor log holder

I quite like the contrast between the raw boards, the hardware and the logs, but you could paint or finish your log holder to fit your d├ęcor.

Below are steps to build an indoor log holder.  Be sure to measure your space and your average log size to determine the best fit.

diy indoor log holder free plans

 Cut List:
  • 4 – 2x2 @ 28” (legs)
  • 4 – 2x2 @ 8” (short supports)
  • 4 – 2x2 @ 15” (long supports)
diy indoor log holder free plans

Step 1: Build the long sides using 2 legs and 2 long supports.  Attach the Simpson Strong-Tie® RTU2 connector to the leg using ¾” wood screws.  Use a spade bit or countersink bit to create a well in the end of the long support for the screw head to hide. (See below) Attach the long support to the connector using ¾” lath screws.

Make 2

diy indoor log holder free plans

 I suggest attaching all of the Simpson Strong-Tie® connectors before assembly.

Below you can see I used a countersink bit to create a well for the screw head.  This allows the board to sit flush against the connector for a tighter fit:

diy indoor log holder free plans

diy indoor log holder free plans

Step 2: Attach the short supports to the long sides using the same method as Step 1.

Sand well and finish as desired.

diy indoor log holder

An indoor log holder ready for the winter season, now I just need to stock it with more firewood!

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Disclaimer:  This post is brought to you in partnership with Simpson Strong-Tie®.  I was provided compensation and /or product for this post however all thoughts, opinions and creative ideas are my own.

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