Comments about Product: Had these for a few years now. Durable and easy to use. We use an extra set in the middle of long treated 2x4s to keep tarp up during winter. We use about 4 cords of firewood each winter. Using 2x4s from home improvement store allows for the wood(which is usually cut slightly smaller than 2x4) to fit perfectly. Price is really good. Am buying more.
Comments about Product: [...] assembly was quick and easy. The rack makes the task of stacking wood simple since you don't to worry about the wood at the ends of the stack rolling away. The sides also allow you secure a tarp or other cover to protect the wood from rain and snow.
Comments about Product: Everything about this product is as advertised, except easy assembly with 2 x 4's. I unpacked the pieces on our second floor deck, where I intended to store firewood. When I tried to slide the 2 x 4's through the openings, I found that the openings were about 1/8" too small. This now required planing that much off the ends of each piece in order to assemble.
Comments about Product: This simple product made stacking the woodpile easy. Before, we had a messy pile of wood and now it is so tidy and space-efficient. In fact, we are ordering another one since we just cut down a dead tree!
Comments about Product: Exactly what I needed. Economical and fully functional. The only problem was that one of the sockets was undersized for the 2x4 that is inserted – I had to trim the end of the wood slightly to fit. For some buyers, the need to have to go out and buy and transport two 6 foot / 8 foot 2x4s may be a transport issue. Make sure that you buy treated 2x4s, untreated wood will rot quickly!
Comments about Product: We had wood stacked in boxes . . . on the ground and in plastic milk cartons. Now wood is stacked neatly and not wet or full of bugs. Love it!
I still can't believe what you get for the price.
Comments about Product: I used 16' pressure treated 2x4's and these ends make a great inexpensive log rack. I wish they were 18" taller so the rack could hold more wood, but the are high quality pieces and work as advertised! Would buy again
Comments about Product: We stored a cord of wood this winter. The product was very sturdy. Only drawback is when the stack gets significantly smaller it is hard to consolidate and move the brackets closer. But still a very good item.
Comments about Product: Kept close to outdoor fire pit. Slim look of black rails disappear into wooded background. Because of outdoor use wanted to use PT 2x4's for lumber. The swelling of the PT due to chemical injection made the wood just a tad too large for the opening. With hammer achieved getting the PT across bottom for outdoor use.
Comments about Product: The great thing about this is it easily changes to our needs. We have had over a cord of wood on the rack and currently are doing some work in the area and just cut down the 2x4s and moved the much smaller rack to a more convient location til we need to get more wood.
Comments about Product: I bought this rack a few years ago and have been very happy with its utility. This year's storms have made more wood available than previous years so I need another rack. I immediately ordered another rack. When not in use it takes up very little storage space.
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The Olla: A Brief History
Olla (Spanish, pronounced “oh-ya”) jars have been around since ancient times. Made of unglazed ceramic, ollas traditionally have short, narrow necks with wider bodies, and are made in a variety of shapes. They have been used for thousands of years for cooking, storage, and plant irrigation.
When used to irrigate plants, an olla is buried neck-deep in the ground near a plant’s roots, with the opening of the olla extended above the soil so that it can be filled with water periodically. The porous walls of the unglazed pottery allow the water to seep through gradually, constantly and consistently hydrating the plants without overwatering them – and without wasting precious water to evaporation or runoff.
The use of ollas for irrigation was introduced to the American Southwest by Spanish conquistadors during Colonial times, becoming very common among Native American tribes and Hispanic settlers. Though the technique gave way to more modern methods of irrigation some time ago, its superior efficiency, coupled with its simplicity, has caused it to make a comeback. Though the technique has changed little since its introduction, today’s ollas are usually capped off, making them even more water-efficient.
Perfect for home gardens, Ollas are a super-easy, eco-friendly, less time-consuming way to water annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetables and plants of all kinds in dry, sandy soil, very hot or drought-prone areas, raised beds, and even pots, planters and hanging baskets. Fill the olla before you leave on a short vacation to enjoy worry-free watering – and a smaller water bill!