Interior Firewood Storage

modern living room with firewood shelves Creative ideas that keep firewood 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 are better than a plain basket or small stack on the floor, and each add uniqueness to their space.  Floor to ceiling shelves [top] highlight the vaulted ceiling and inject symmetry.  The logs add natural texture to this monochromatic room.

tradistional living room with decorative crossbuck firewood storage shelvesThe same idea was used in a winter vacation home, and features a crossbuck design for added architectural interest.

modern steel living room fireplace with built-in firewood storage shelvesIf you like the idea, but don’t want a head on view of the wood, create storage at the end.  This contemporary steel unit has divided shelves that can be used later for decorative display.

living room firewood storage niche with wood display shelfBy 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.

eclectic living room with firewood storage nicheAn 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!  Although walls might need repainting after the season.

custom circular interior firewood wall storage This circular metal wall storage was custom design 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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