Step 1

Place the mesh plinth on the ground. The ground must be relatively flat and firm.

Step 2

Warning: Four straps must extend outward from the circular base as shown. If you miss this step, you won't be able to attach the top cover when you're done stacking the wood!

Step 3

Begin stacking the wood around the outer edge of the base as shown. Use wood that has a flat side in the first layer around the outer edge, making sure the flat side is down.

Step 4

When the first row on the outer edge is finished, you can start adding the next row which is placed on top of the first, but this row should point towards the center of the circle. Continue attaching around the outer edge in this way.

Step 5

If you have tapered logs, try placing the narrow end toward the center. This will help you build a stable stack that is compact and sturdy.

Step 6

If the wood starts to tip outwards, it may be helpful to place another log near the outside perpendicular to the other logs (as you did in step 3). This will help tip them towards the center.

Step 7

Irregular sizes of logs can be thrown within the outer edge. Anything that is difficult to stack in a regular woodpile is great to throw inside.

Step 8

Continue stacking the wood to the desired height. Make sure that the wood stack is vertical and does not tip over. If it tips outwards, the woodpile may be unstable and the top cover may not fit.

Step 9

When you get to the desired height, start making the center of the woodpile higher to give it a "ceiling height". It will be about 45cm higher than the edge of the woodpile.

Step 10

Place the top cover. Turn the top cover to ensure the straps are aligned with the straps on the mesh base. Fasten the buckles and tighten the straps to anchor the top cover. Warning: This cordwood top cover does not provide any structural support to your woodpile. Please inspect the stack regularly to ensure it is stable.

Step 11

To remove firewood during the season, loosen the strap and lift the top cover to access the firewood. Work your way around the perimeter as you remove wood from the stack over time so you can maintain the overall shape as it gets lower. After removing the wood, reattach the buckle and tighten the strap as the stack gets lower.

Step 12

This is a chart that shows you how much wood is left in your stack, depending on the height.