Friday, March 12, 2010

Our Beautiful Woodbox

Knowing a wet winter storm was expected by nightfall, I filled up the woodbox before I left this morning. I love our woodbox. Despite having a woodstove as our only source of heat, I didn't want my living room to look like a backwoods hunting cabin. I wanted a woodbox that looked like a piece of furniture. So I drew what I wanted, showed Aries where it had to sit, and then he figured out how to build it. It's beautiful! In the summer, when the lid is closed, most people think it's a blanket chest. And then, in the winter, we can take off the lid and pack it with enough wood to keep a fire going for three days.

It's my turn to post on the Simple Green Frugal Co-op blog. I've written about heating with wood. To see what my woodbox looks like in winter-mode, check out that post here.

4 comments:

Debbie said...

That wood box is great and definitely looks like a piece of furniture....very nice

Diane said...

Looks beautiful. We heat with wood also and wood, newspaper, lighter sticks are just all over the place. We really need something like this next year to make my sunroom look neater. Thanks for posting it.
Blessings
Diane

Annodear said...

Yep, it's beautiful and functional :-)

Aussiemade said...

Sadge we also use a woodfire stove and we have a wood box that looks more in keeping with it being a piece of furniture. (Though Aries has created yet another master piece.) Ours has an added bonus that we can load it from out under the car port, so we stack wood up, it and we keep dry. Ours holds about 2days worth if lucky. Hope your lovely and warm. It has been a cold winter over your way.