When you are trying to find a good firewood storage rack for your outdoor firewood storage, you will be pleased to know that they can be found in a wide variety of designs and styles. Typically, common types of these that are available will be lightweight, durable and sturdy because they will be made of tubular steel.
An outdoor firewood storage rack will typically come in either face cord or half face cord sizes. A face cord measures eight feet by four feet, while a half face cord is four feet by four feet. If needed, you can usually get steel brackets that will let you modify your storage rack by adding 2×4 wood to give you the capacity and size rack you want. This modification works well when you have an unusual size space to fill.
Properly seasoned wood for burning has a moisture content of approximately 20%. If the moisture content is much higher, the wood will not burn properly. On the other hand, if the wood has significantly less moisture, it will burn too quickly. Neither too much nor too little moisture is ideal for proper burning. If you would like to monitor the moisture content of your firewood, you might consider investing in a wood moisture meter.
When you stack your wood into the outdoor firewood storage rack, make sure you place the wood in perpendicular or parallel rows, because the circulation of the air is essential. As the air circulates around and through the pieces, its moisture content will become more stable. And of course, this means you will have a better fire if you let this happen. Circulating air decreases the moisture content and also helps reduce bugs or other vermin infestation.