Box for kindling/firewood

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  1. Jan 21, 2019 #1

    Flyover

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    Trying not to screw things up worse

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    0119192121-00.jpg 0120191625-00.jpg For the past five years I've been keeping my fire-building wood in an old taped-together cardboard box, which my wife nicknamed "The Spiderbox" because of its inevitable eight-legged inhabitants. Problem is, over time the kindling and larger sticks and seasoned logs got all mixed up and eventually the kindling all sunk to the bottom. This means every time I'd build a fire I had to first sort through all the wood and lay out the pieces I was going to use from thinnest to thickest. Annoying and time-consuming, especially when it's cold out!

    So for a while I've been mentally designing a new box for this stuff, one that would have different sections for different thicknesses of wood. This weekend I decided enough was enough and just put one together out of scrap wood I had lying around in my garage, not using any power tools. It took about 3 hours. If I'd actually bought some lumber for it and used power tools and taken more time I could have made it much more elegant and light; as it is, it weighs 22 pounds! But it's got what I want and it's rock-solid so I'm happy with it.

    Here it is before I added the dividers and handle. Leather glove for scale.
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    And completed:
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    Tomorrow I'll transfer my firewood into it. This should make it a lot easier to build a fire whenever I want to.
     
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