DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Log Holder

Step-by-Step Guide: Build Your Own Log Holder with These DIY Plans

It is getting close to that time of year when the fire is roaring and keeping the house comfy and cozy. If you use a wood to heat the home, a super-cool log holder such as this will keep the logs and kindling organized! The DIY furniture plans to build a log holder is inspired by a metal log holder but is made out of easy to work with 2×2 lumber. The log holder has a peak at the top like a house roof and will be a welcome addition to any space!

DIY wood log holder plans - completed project with kindling stacked inside


Tools Needed:

  • Jigsaw or circular saw
  • Drill
  • Pocket hole jig
  • Right angle drill attachment (for tight spaces)
  • Pneumatic brad nailer with compressor
  • Sander


  • 4 – 2×2 at 8′

Cut List:

  • 4 – 2×2 at 42″
  • 10 – 2×2 at 10″
  • 4 – 2×2 at 13-1/2″

wood-log-holder dimensions on drawing

Notes About the Project:

I purchased a 2×12 off of the discount cart at the home improvement store and ripped it into 2×2 pieces. (If you choose to do this, make sure all safety precautions are in place!)

Sand all of the pieces before assembly – it makes finishing easier!

Position the pocket holes so they face down and won’t have to be filled. A close-quarter drill may be necessary for the tight spaces.

Step One

Cut all of the 10″ and 42″ pieces. Set the pocket hole jig for 1-1/2″ material and drill pocket holes in each end of the 10″ except for one piece (do not drill holes in this piece).

Step Two

Secure one of the 10″ pieces at the bottom of two of the legs, positioning the piece 2″ up from the bottom. Secure another 10″ piece flush with the top. Secure the pieces using glue an 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws. There will be two assemblies.


Step Three

Secure the two assemblies to each other using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws. (Refer to the drawing.)


Step Four

Cut the pieces for the roof peak. There is a 30° angle cut in one end and a 60° angle cut in the other end. Using a fast drying adhesive, secure the pieces to each other in pairs matching the 60° angles. Clamp and let dry.

Once the adhesive is dry, position the peaks on the top of the legs. Secure in place using 2″ brad nails. Secure the final 10″ piece on point between the peaks using adhesive and 2″ brad nails.

wood-log-holder-peak-pieces with angles

wood-log-holder-peak-completed attached to frame

wood-log-holder-peak-join spacer

Finish as desired. I chose to paint mine white but the log holder would look amazing with stain!

DIY log holder plans finished project

A few shelves can be cut from plywood and secured to the legs to turn the log holder into a shelf to hold books, records, craft supplies, etc. The log holder can also function as a towel holder – towels rolled up and placed on top of each other… Maybe even a super-cute doll house!

Have any questions about the DIY furniture plans to build a log holder? Leave a comment below!

Originally posted 2018-10-04 08:00:34.

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