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Picture of DIY Heavy-Duty Canvas Firewood Carrier

My husband cuts a lot of wood for our wood stove every year and I can't tell you how many times I've heard him say that he wished that he had some kind of carrier to haul several pieces from the backyard into our home to the stove. So, being the loving, devoted wife that I am... (ahem)... I began researching just what kind of carriers were out there. Let me tell you, there's a bunch! All of them being far more expensive than I wished!

The firewood carrier that he had in mind needed to be portable and durable so that it would last more than a few months. I wanted it to be washable and inexpensive. A heavy-duty canvas firewood carrier seemed to be just what we were looking for.

After looking at several photos of commercially made carriers, this is the design that I came up with. I hope you'll feel inspired to make one of your very own!


Step 1: Gather Your Materials and Supplies

Picture of  Gather Your Materials and Supplies

This first step should be obvious, but if you're like me, you'll throw yourself headlong into a project only to find out five minutes later that you don't have something that you need. So, I suggest getting that headache out of the way by simply gathering up your materials and supplies at the very beginning.

I also suggest that you get yourself a decent table to work on. I've just begun setting up a sewing room and as you will see, I'm currently working on two card tables that aren't even the same height. The kitty is optional for this project but does make it much more interesting to work on!

j-did29 days ago
I love to camp ... this is perfect!
VintageGams (author)  j-did28 days ago
I'm glad that it'll make your camping experience more fun! Thank you!
ToucanDoit1 month ago
Good i'ble! When I was a kid in the 60's we received one of these made from "leatherette" as a Christmas gift and didn't know what the heck it was for. Finally had to ask the giver and then used it to carry presto-logs to the seldom used fireplace. City folk!! Brought back some funny memories.
VintageGams (author)  ToucanDoit29 days ago
Funny story! Thank you for sharing it with me. I'm glad that you liked my Instructable.
Bantman1 month ago
Hi, excuse me. In which direction did you sew that fabrics (for physics and forces terms, you know?). I can't get it in which side and direction you cut and sewed that fabrics to make the bag!
Gadisha1 month ago
Very nice!
VintageGams (author)  Gadisha1 month ago
Thank you, Gadisha!