Where are you going to place your firewood rack? If it’s out by the barn, it probably doesn’t matter, but if it’s going to be on your front porch, how does it look against your house? How big a rack do you want on that front porch? A cord of wood measure 4x4x8 feet. Most commercial racks are built to hold 1/8, ¼ or ½ cord. Perhaps you’ll want to consider purchasing more than one and have them flank the front door or stand side by side. If your rack is going to be inside, by the fireplace, does it complement the style of your fireplace and home? Since a fireplace is generally a major focal point in the room, having a rack that blends in naturally is something you’ll want to consider.