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Storing Firewood

I don't have a fireplace, but this idea popped up in my feed. 

 

What do you think about the use of space?

 

Bushman Dreyfus Architects gave the stairs to the attic of this 1780s log cabin a modern makeover that included a glass encasement to store fire wood. The firm submitted the project to Remodelista Considered Design Awards 2017. See Heirloom Farm Cottage Renovation. #Design

 

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@lolakimono  I'm surprised that I really DO like that!

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An invitation for bugs, mice, termites, etc.

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I don't mind the look, but as a previous poster said it's an invitation for critters of all sorts.  And it's a heck of a lot of weight on the floor.  Any moisture in the wood could rot out the floor if it is wood.  Mold could start between the logs.  Also dusty, could be smelly.  Looks precarious, could fall on a kid or dog or person getting a log.  No, I don't like it.  

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I agree with the other posters about the wood attracting unwanted visitors, not for me!

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Termites!  Bugs!  It doesn't make sense to have that in your house.

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I like the look but not practical...whose gonna wash the glass?

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@lolakimono 

 

It almost looks like a porch or back entry, so I guess it could work.

 

However, I would NEVER bring wood inside my home in that quantity.  Every piece I bring in gets burned in the fireplace, or moved back outside.  I handle it with gloves on.

 

Maryland has Brown Recluse and Black Widow spiders, not to mention other wood loving insects and mice.  I wouldn't be able to sleep at night with this much wood in the house!

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Ditto message 3 & 4, plus I know ticks hang out in my neighbour's woodpile. 

I was bitten and spent 25 years with a portion of that tick embedded in me.

Why bring that stuff indoors?

       It belongs outside!

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@Kachina624 , a million hearts for your post about storing wood and mice.  They LOVE it.  I keep it well away from the house.

 

Also, storing wood inside is a very messy proposition.  I would never have it visible,  LM