There is so much natural beauty a display of stacked firewood can add to a home. The simplicity of logs remind me of distant stays in a rustic cabin on the most perfect of winter days. It has a textural composition that adds body to a space and helps bring the outdoors inside. Unfortunately, all beauty comes with a cost that some design enthusiasts may overlook when considering this option for their home.
For starters, logs make great abodes for spiders and other unwelcome bugs (dare I say termites?). They may not be visible at first which makes the game of hide and seek that much annoying.
In addition to creepy crawlers, wood is naturally flammable which can post a fire hazard (especially if you stack a ton of wood). Firewood has also been known to dry out when left inside over time.
So what does this mean? No firewood at all int he home? That is a decision you will have to make for your home. Obviously people do it, but I thought it was important to highlight a few setbacks. You can also purchase faux or pre-treated wood to help lower your risk of bugs. Stripping natural wood of its bark has also been beneficial.
What do you think about a stacked firewood display in your home?