Best Ways to Keep Your Firewood Dry

Best Ways to Keep Your Firewood Dry

One of the
conundrums we face when beginning to switch over to a wood based heating or
cooking system is what to do with all that firewood. It’s not just a matter of
where or how to store it, but it’s also a matter of keeping it dry. When you’re
preparing for winter, even the most fuel efficient wood stove is going to use
quite a bit over several months. So what’s a good wood burner to do? We heard
your concern and went to the net to find some great articles to help you out
with your dry wood storage conundrum.

10 Wood Shed Plans to Keep Firewood
Dry

If you haven’t
built a proper holding area for your firewood yet, then you’re going to love
this article by Farhan Ahsan for theselfsufficientliving.com. The article has
plans for ten different types of sheds you can easily build to keep your
firewood dry and easily accessible. From light weight lean too type of sheds,
to full sheds with doors, windows, shingles and the works, there’s a project in
here that will match your needs and building ability. Each design takes into
account the need to access your wood, and keep it dry and free from infestation
and mice. Get your tool belt on and download any of these fabulous shed designs
for free when you 
read the full article here.

Creative Ways to Store Firewood: 7
Tips and 62 Examples

When you’re
lucky enough to have a wonderful fireplace for those chilly winter days and
nights, then you’re probably also tasked with trying to figure out a way to
keep some of your firewood inside and ready for use. Fortunately, this doesn’t
have to be the daunting task it seems like now and this article by Kate for
digsdigs.com gives you a whole slew of fabulous options on how and where to
create your indoor firewood storage so that it’s handy and gorgeous. We’re
always trying to find new ways to incorporate natural elements into the design
of our homes, and since you have to have at least some of your firewood inside,
use it as a new design element. You’ll find tons of great ideas when you 
read the full article here.


Articles – Wood – Five Essentials to
Getting the Most out of Your Woodpile

While many
of us just like the cozy atmosphere a roaring fire can provide, most of us are
hoping to save on heating costs come winter by using our fireplaces and wood
stoves. In this article by Ike Johnson, reprinted with permission from Back
Home Magazine on hearth.com, he gives us the low down on how to make your wood
work for you and how to get the most out of it in terms of heating BTUs and
cost savings. He suggests beginning by cutting and storing way ahead of time as
most wood will take nearly a year to season properly. In addition, you need to
keep your wood dry during that time and a good wood shed, space in the garage
or basement, or at least properly positioned tarp covering is critical. You’ll
get a bunch of great tips on how to make your wood the best it can be by 
reading the full article here.

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