When making a woodpile it’s important to make sure that it’s raised slightly above ground to ensure drainage, and that the pieces are evenly sized so they will stack easily. But why not try and go above and beyond this winter? We’ve compiled 16 mind-blowing examples of woodpile art to serve as inspiration while you’re stacking wood for the cottage. They may look like they’re more suited to an art gallery than a shed, but anyone with enough patience (and the right wood) can create their own work of woodpile art.
Montana resident Gary Tallman sorts his firewood by colour each spring and uses the raw materials to create stunning firewood mosaics. Each woodpile takes at least 20 hours to build.
Here's Gary with another one of his creations.
The British Columbia-based artist Alastair Heseltine has turned his necessary woodpile into an incredible sculpture.
If you have the space, you can creatively shape your woodpile into a spiral like artist Ken Woodhead from Woodstock, Vermont did.
Hungarian artist Gyula Varnai is known for using unusual materials to create his intricate installations.
A good pile of wood can provide just as much visual interest as a beautiful painting.
If your woodpile isn't pretty enough on its own, you can always get creative and paint the ends to suit your visual needs.
Imperfect logs come together to create a perfect circle. Vermont’s John Gerding created this one.
This artistic, leaf-inspired woodpile hails from New Zealand.
This adorable woodpile home may not be functional, but it sure is cute.
I spy with my little eye...a window made of wood.
Olle Hagman of Sweden created this fun woodpile.
This perfectly geometric woodpile may as well be a Piet Mondrian panting.
Michael Buck created this perfect sphere of firewood.
Whether you see an acorn or mushroom, you won't want to use this stunning-shaped woodpile.
See? Anything is possible when it comes to your woodpile.
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