My brother just bought house and has a large living room with a large fireplace. He needed something that would hold firewood and also was decorative. We came up with this plan after I built the Grandy Sliding Door Console. Instead of putting in shelves or doors, we put a bottom on and a back on and add the x (2x4's) in the center. We didn't know what to expect, but after finishing it and delivering it to his house, it turned out great.
Built from Plan(s)
$75-$100. Depending on what paint/screws you have on hand. If you have to buy all paint, stain, and screws, probably closer to $100. The back we used leftover ply wood from the Grandy sliding door console.
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Minwax, dark walknut for the top. Then 3 coats of poly. The base is a white paint, distressed with a small amount of dark walnut stain. The base was sealed with Minwax Polycrylic.
Required Skill Level