Interior Firewood Storage

firewood storage - modern living room with firewood shelves flanking the hearth - style files via atticmagCreative ideas for firewood storage that keep logs handy inside.

Winter is on its way, which means cozy fireside evenings are ahead.  Nothing beats a real fire, but many install natural gas logs to avoid unsightly firewood storage.  These examples take firewood storage to unusual levels and look far better than a plain basket or small stack on the floor. What’s more,  each make the space more unique.  Floor to ceiling shelves [top] highlight the vaulted ceiling and inject symmetry.  The logs add natural texture to this monochromatic room.

firewood storage - traditional living room with decorative crossbuck firewood storage shelves - zillow via atticmagThe same idea was used in a winter vacation home. It  features a crossbuck design for added architectural interest.

firewood storage - modern steel living room fireplace with firewood storage on the side - shelterless via aticmagIf you like the idea, but don’t want a head-on view of the wood, tuck in storage on the end.  This contemporary steel unit has divided shelves that can be used later for decorative display though the firewood (especially on those high top shelves) does double duty.

firewood storage - living room firewood storage niche with wood display shelf - desire to inspire via atticmagBy extending the mantel across an opening, an accessory shelf tops the firewood niche.  Notice the area is lined in the same material as the hearth, making it much easier to keep clean.

firewood storage - eclectic living room with firewood storage niche - design sponge via atticmagAn eclectic living room forgoes a shelf, filling in the area between the fireplace and wall.  Looks like a place cats would love to nap.

modern living room with firewood stored stacked against wallNo shelves, no cubbies, no problem!  Here is a casual storage method although walls might need repainting after the season.

firewood storage - custom circular interior firewood wall storage - apartment therapy via atticmagThis circular metal wall storage unit was custom designed for the home.  It’s grand scale is in proportion to the room but could be made to any size.  With separate areas for newspaper and kindling, it’s by far my favorite. All that’s missing is the hot chocolate… with marshmallows, of course.

(Sources: Style Files, Zillow, Shelterless, Desire to Inspire, Design Sponge, Pair Studio, Apartment Therapy)

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5 Responses to Interior Firewood Storage

  1. Tricia Rose October 24, 2012 at 8:47 pm #

    I tend to burn strange shapes of wood dragged off the beach and cut to length, so I’m glad of my two huge West Point trunks which hold logs, kindling and even my trusty axe, as well as egg cartons and and other homely fire-starters which would not look too good on display. These are almost too beautiful to disturb!

    • Allison October 24, 2012 at 10:29 pm #

      I thought the same thing, Tricia!

  2. RHome410 October 24, 2012 at 10:13 pm #

    The last is my favorite, too. (I wonder where the fireplace is… THe furniture doesn’t seem to face it) The upper ones look amazing, but I’m afraid they’d look pretty bad as they emptied.

    • Allison October 24, 2012 at 10:32 pm #

      Hi Rhome, the last one features a cabin designed and owned by San Francisco architect Olle Lundberg. A wood stove is to the left of the custom holder, so not a focal point like a fireplace would have been.


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