How to Decorate Your Home With Firewood (Be Practical and Stylish)

There is nothing more relaxing and sweet than having a warm fire inside your house when it is freezing outside. Winters can be quite harsh, especially for people living in places where winter months consist of ice-covered roads, freezing winds, and mountains of snow. A strong winter storm can knock out all the power lines in your town and leave your homes with no heat and lights. Therefore, it is always important to store firewood in your home.

Other than keeping you warm during the cold season, a good fire creates a relaxing atmosphere that is perfect for spring and autumn days. And of course, the firewood itself can have several other functions, such as improving your interior decorations.

Using firewood for decoration purposes has become a very popular trend. In fact, most interior designers are coming up with new ways to improve the interior décor of houses using firewood. Wood brings warmth and a natural feel to a home that can be quite challenging to introduce with other materials. It adds an inviting natural aroma to your home. So, here are some factors to consider before decorating your house using firewood.

Factors to Consider Before Storing Firewood in Your Home

The Length of the Firewood

Logs can come in all shapes and sizes, so make sure you consider the length and width of the wood you want. The most common length for firewood is about 16 inches, but if you want to display the firewood in a space that is 12 inches deep or 20 inches deep you will need to cut the wood yourself or work with your supplier. Make sure that all the decorative woods are cut evenly and cleanly. The decorative firewood must have the same length, but different widths and shapes will look great.

The Type of Decorative Hardwood to Use

Instead of using one type of wood, you can decorate your home using a wide variety of hardwoods. Mixed logs are ideal for display since an assortment of different firewood with varying color and thickness can add a different texture to your interior design.

Common hardwoods for decoration include hickory, cherry, oak, and beechwood. Each has a unique look, color, and grain.

How to Avoid Bugs and Musty Smells

Quality logs can add a beautiful aroma into your home. Fresh, clean wood awakens the senses as soon as you enter the room.

However, you will want to avoid green firewood and seasoned firewood because they can contain pests, fungus, and mold. Those will create a musty aroma that nobody wants, and bugs are always a bad idea!

So if you want to introduce fresh aroma in your house, make sure you use logs that have been dried in a kiln. At  Cutting Edge Firewood, all of our firewood has been placed in the kiln for over 48 hours at 250 Degrees. This rigorous process gets rid of all the fungus, mold, and bugs. Not only will this dry wood create a better decorations, it will also burn better when you decide to light the fire.

How to Decorate Your Home With Firewood

Decorating the living room with firewood has become quite trendy, and some designs are quite straightforward. Inspire, Design & Create states that you can improve your living room with any budget and still store firewood inside the house for the cold season. Plus, there are several beautiful designs that you can build yourself without the help of a professional. A stack of wood can be turned into a unique artful display that adds style and texture to your home. So here are some stylish and practical designs you can use to decorate your home using firewood.

Use the Vertical Columns in the Living Room

If you want to move all your firewood indoors, you can do it by turning all the elegant columns in the house into beautiful pieces of art. Storing firewood in the vertical columns has become a trend in many contemporary homes. While some of these columns can reach the roof, others are crafted to fit your room’s style and dimension. You can also turn the forgotten corners in your home into beautiful storage nooks.

Since these vertical columns are immovable, it is a good idea to build your ceiling-to-floor firewood storage near the fireplace. This way, you can easily access the logs during winter. Some vertical columns are quite long, and without a ladder you cannot reach the woods placed at the top. But they are worth the trouble since ceiling-to-floor storage can change the entire design of your home.

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Store the Firewood in a Basket or Nook Near the Fireplace

Even though it’s quite common, storing the firewood next to the wood-burning stove is not safe. The Fire and Rescue Teams advise people against storing wood or anything combustible next to the fireplace. Storing it next to the hot surface of the wood burners is one of the main causes of fires.

Therefore, you can store them in baskets or alcoves near the fireplace instead. This is one of the simplest DIY methods of storing firewood. You can store them in beautiful vintage or bait buckets and place them near the fireplace. The vintage baskets should blend perfectly with the interior design of the firewood display.


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Cabinet or Bookshelf Replacement

If you have a huge built-in unit in your living room, You can convert the lower cabinets of the built-in units in your home into beautiful firewood holders. You can remove the door of one of the cabinets and arrange the nicely cut logs in the cabinet to create an attractive style that will improve your interior décor. Just make sure the logs have the same length and can fit perfectly in the cabinet. You can also use a bookshelf in the same way!

Choose an Elegant Firewood Rack

There are several wood racks in the market that can fit with your interior décor. These wood racks have different sizes and designs, plus they can be used indoors and outdoors. A wood and metal combo can be an excellent addition to a house with a modern industrial design.

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Cutting Edge Firewood delivers our standard cut 16” firewood to local customers inside a sleek, patent pending metal rack that fits nicely into interior spaces. The rack is 2’ wide and 4’ tall and extremely sturdy. It looks great inside or out, and when you take advantage of our complimentary delivery artisan service we can place the rack anywhere you choose.

How to Beautify the Decorative Logs

Decorative log displays can standout on their own; however, you can also add some final touches that will improve your entire fireplace:

  • You can install some fairy lights around the stack of logs to add a pretty twinkle.
  • You can also repaint the surrounding wall with a color that matches with your firewood display or build a stone fireplace that blends perfectly with the logs.
  • If you’re using bookshelves, then try alternating rows with firewood and then pictures or art.

What now?

If you are looking for a trusted provider of firewood that is safe for interior and exterior decorating, then look no further than Cutting Edge Firewood. Feel free to contact us with any questions you might have, we love talking firewood! Visit our online store or shop popular options below:

  • Cherry Firewood Rack

    $399.00

    Cherry Is Very Limited and Exclusive

    Hickory Is In Stock and Ready To Ship

    There is a reason George Washington cut down his father’s cherry tree: it makes for some incredible firewood! Cherry displays beautifully, burns less hot than hickory or oak, and it offers a sweet aroma that will provide your home with a welcoming atmosphere for your family and guests alike.  Our Cherry Firewood is absolutely amazing.  

    Our patent metal rack of cherry is 2′ wide and 4′ tall with enough quality firewood for 15-25 amazing fireside experiences. View more details below.

    Firewood Rack Service

    Cutting Edge Firewood proudly offers firewood rack services nationwide. 

    • If you live within our “local delivery network” (Atlanta, Nashville, Charlotte, Chattanooga, Greenville and greater metro areas) you will receive a metal rack personally delivered by our Artisans.
    • If you live outside of our “local delivery network” across the United States, our rack products will be shipped via a freight company in a wooden rack to the end of your driveway.  Upgrade to Cutting Edge Firewood Metal Rack is available via phone.
  • Hickory Firewood Box

    $59.00

    Hickory is our best seller, and for good reason. Kiln dried hickory firewood burns hotter and longer than any other firewood we offer. The signature aroma and crackle bring back positive memories from childhood and make it a customer favorite. Enthusiasts and casual burners alike have something to love.

    This box of hickory firewood includes everything you need for 2-4 amazing fireside experiences, including fire starters, kindling, matches, and firewood. See full details below.

  • Hickory Firewood Rack

    $299.00

    Hickory is one of our best sellers, and for good reason. Kiln dried hickory firewood burns hotter and longer than any other firewood we offer. The signature aroma and crackle bring back positive memories from childhood and make it a customer favorite. Enthusiasts and casual burners alike have something to love.

    Our patent metal rack of hickory is 2′ wide and 4′ tall with enough quality firewood for 15-25 amazing fireside experiences. View more details below.

    Firewood Rack Service

    Cutting Edge Firewood proudly offers firewood rack services nationwide. 

    • If you live within our “local delivery network” (Atlanta, Nashville, Charlotte, Chattanooga, Greenville and greater metro areas) you will receive a metal rack personally delivered by our Artisans.
    • If you live outside of our “local delivery network” across the United States, our rack products will be shipped via a freight company in a wooden rack to the end of your driveway.  Upgrade to Cutting Edge Firewood Metal Rack is available via phone.

     

  • Mini Fire Pit Wood Box

    $69.00

    Chiminea small wood stove firewood is the perfect size for outdoor chiminea, smaller wood burning stoves and really small fireplaces. Enjoy the kiln dried firewood experience with an assortment of small pieces of wood ranging from approximately 4″ to 14″. Custom sizing is available in 6″ or smaller) or 6″-12″. This chiminea small wood stove firewood can produce more than double the heat of seasoned wood, has an unmatched aroma, starts easier, burns hotter and longer, and produces less smoke.

    Each box is 17″ x 14″ x 16″ and contains about 50 pounds of firewood. We also include 4 fire starters and kindling, giving you everything you need for a great experience. Complimentary shipping in over 25 states!

  • Oak Firewood Box

    $59.00

    Oak is a timeless classic, and a popular hardwood firewood from one of America’s most iconic trees. Oak has a more subtle aroma than hickory or cherry. It burns hotter and longer than cherry, but cooler and not as long as hickory. For many of our customers, oak is their first experience with our kiln dried firewood.

    This box of oak firewood includes everything you need for 2-4 amazing fireside experiences, including fire starters, kindling, matches, and firewood. See full details below.

  • Oak Firewood Rack

    $275.00

    Limited Oak Supply

    Hickory Is In Stock And Ready To Ship

    Oak is a timeless classic, and a popular hardwood firewood from one of America’s most iconic trees. Oak has a more subtle aroma than hickory or cherry. It burns hotter and longer than cherry, but cooler and not as long as hickory. For many of our customers, oak is their first experience with our kiln dried firewood.

    Our patent metal rack of oak is 2′ wide and 4′ tall with enough quality firewood for 15-25 amazing fireside experiences. It is filled with our 16″ standard cut firewood.

    Firewood Rack Service

    Cutting Edge Firewood proudly offers firewood rack services nationwide. 

    • If you live within our “local delivery network” (Atlanta, Nashville, Charlotte, Chattanooga, Greenville and greater metro areas) you will receive a metal rack personally delivered by our Artisans.
    • If you live outside of our “local delivery network” across the United States, our rack products will be shipped via a freight company in a wooden rack to the end of your driveway.  Upgrade to Cutting Edge Firewood Metal Rack is available via phone.
  • Pizza Cut Cooking Wood

    $89.00$399.00

    Want to make pizza in your backyard that gives your friends and family a true taste of Italy? Then make sure you use Cutting Edge Firewood’s premium pizza cut firewood.

    We partnered with professional pizza chefs to design the perfect wood for wood fired pizza ovens. All of our wood is perfectly dry, dense, and cut to enable a fast lighting fire that burns hotter and longer than anything else in the market. The incredibly clean oak flavor will give you the confidence of knowing that you’re making your best pizza.

    Boxes have enough wood for 20-30 pizzas and racks have enough for up to 200 pizzas.  Each piece of pizza cut wood is 16″ long and 1-2″ thick. We can ship or deliver inside our boxes or racks.  If you have a smaller pizza oven like the Ooni Pro or Ooni Karu, then make sure you check out our miniature pizza cut wood! 

    Pizza Cut Cooking Wood Box includes kindling and fire starters along with complimentary shipping.

    Choose your quantity of racks or boxes and then add to cart to begin your incredibly delicious pizza making experience.

  • Uncut Rounds

    $25.00$255.00

    Uncut Rounds are unsplit Oak rounds that are 4-8″ in diameter and approximately 24″ long, perfect for that rustic fire feel. These large pieces of wood provide warmth for a small crowd and for an exceptionally long time (2-5 hours per log).

    We recommend starting your fire with Hickory before adding a few Uncut Rounds to ensure a seamless burn and an optimal experience.

    A single log is perfect for trials or for a special occasion. Quarter Order will fill 2’ x 2’ rack. Half Order will fill 4’ x 2’ rack. Full Order will fill 4’ x 4’ rack. Racks sold separately.

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