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Firewood Storage

If you are getting into the wood heating world, your firewood storage should be a key consideration. After all, you'd hate to spend a lot of money and/or time getting your fuel stacks all ready, only to have it be less than ideal when you're ready to burn it!

At the very least, you should make sure your pile is at least covered on top. Moisture is the enemy of proper seasoned and dried wood and the least you should do is prevent direct rain and snowfall on your pile. A second major key is to have the bottom of the pile raised if possible. Again, this is to prevent moisture from the ground seeping up.

Here are some good options for storage:

Shed - Probably the most ideal situation for long-term storage. A good shed should have a heavy duty roof and solid walls. You also built it away from the house so you don't need to use up valuable space there. Note that sheds are usually not good for seasoning and drying, as there is usually no exposure on the sides. Use this for ready to burn wood.

Firewood Rack- This is a simple metal setup that keeps the bottom of the wood off the ground. If storing outdoors, you will need an additional cover as well though. Most racks keep the wood exposed on the sides, but this is good if you need to dry your wood.




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