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Friday 25 November 2016

The best way to store your firewood!

hashtag pattern fire wood stack 2The best way to stack, if you have the space is to layer your wood in a #hashtag pattern.

honeycomb pattern fire wood stack 2

If you have less free space, another acceptable option is to stack your wood piles in a honeycomb pattern. Make sure this is no more than two layers in-depth as the wood can struggle to dry.

A shelter with a raised baton floor is a great way to help keep the rain off and ensure air can still circulate the stack.

If using a tarpaulin, make sure your not suffocating the wood as it's important that air has the freedom to flow.

If your wood is struggling to dry, you can try chopping your logs into smaller pieces to encourage them to dry at a faster speed.

If the wood is green, unseasoned and wet, she will need more time for the air to flow around to help dry the logs out.

How long does it take to season wood?

Harder wood such as oak can take up to 4 years to be fully seasoned.
Softer wood can take between 12 -18 months to season.

Recommended article: #7 ways to tell if your firewood is seasoned and ready to burn


This article was written by Jim Chim-in-ey

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