Firewood ShedTired of being stuck inside due to the freezing temperatures, ice and snow? It’s easy to get cabin fever this time of year, but there are things you can do to keep you busy while you’re out in the cold. Here are three simple DIY projects that you can work until spring.

Winter Storage. Winter tools are often the afterthoughts of the garage. Do you find yourself digging through piles of junk or mountains of boxes every December as you try to uncover where you put the snow shovels and rock salt? You aren’t alone. Now is a great time to install a shelf or two inside your garage. Dedicate these areas to strictly winter items like shovels, boots, rock salt, hatchets or whatever else you’ll regularly need. Have sleds, skis and other snow toys? Add an additional shelf for these materials. Going forward you’ll never have a problem finding winter items again.

Snow Fence. Live outside the city limits or own lots of property? Whenever big snow storm hits it can be a nightmare trying to get from your front door to your backyard and vice versa. Snow fences are easy to build and require very little wood. You might think it sounds silly, but you’d be surprised how effective these tools actually are. Here’s a an example that utilizes metal rods and plastic netting. Really, it’s whatever style best suites you.

Firewood shed. There’s nothing like the smell of a fire crackling in the dead of winter, but you won’t be able to even start a flame if the wood you’re using isn’t dry. If you love spending time at the fire place during this time of year, building a firewood shed is a no-brainer. By erecting three simple walls, and constructing a simple roof, you’ll keep your fire fuel protected and ready-to-use at any given moment.

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