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Friday 4 November 2016

What is the difference between kiln dried and seasoned firewood?

kiln dried firewood - chimney sweep dorset 2

Buying kiln dried wood is a way to ensure your wood is already dry and ready for immediate burning. Kiln dried logs light faster and give the ultimate clean burn with maximum heat output. Kiln dry is a process that forces the moisture out of the wood using heat and can can take between 60 hours to a week to complete the process.

You expect kiln dry wood to consistently read between 10-15% with an outside moisture reading.
Due to the extra process you will typically expect to pay more for kiln dried wood over normal seasoned wood.

seasoned wood - chimney sweep dorset 2Seasoned wood has been stacked and dried over a period of at least a year, Good seasoned wood should read between 15-25% with an outside moisture reading.

What wood to buy?

Both good Seasoned and Kiln dried wood are good to burn in your fireplace or woodburner. If you are having any trouble with stage three tar in your chimney due to the burning of wet wood then Kiln dried wood is a safer option for you.

Where to buy good quality wood in Dorset? is a Dorset website you can purchase kiln dried wood from that delivers to Bournemouth, Poole & Dorset. is a Wimborne website you can purchase seasoned wood from that delivers to Bournemouth, Poole & Dorset.

Recommended article: The best way to store your firewood!


This article was written by Jim Chim-in-ey

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