How to Stack and Cure Firewood
Burning Clean Starts with Curing your Wood
If you burn wood for heat learning how to stack it properly is essential. Well dried wood ("seasoned" wood) burns cleaner, starts quicker and is more efficient.
If you just throw your firewood in a pile you're adding months to the drying cycle. Wood is in a way like a sponge. If the end can collect water its just going to soak in.
Here are some tips, examples and links for how to stack wood:
Split, Stack, Cover, Store:
Simple Steps for stacking an drying
From Mother Earth News
Creativity in wood piles (video)
Round wood piles (also called "Holz Hausen", Beehive, or Amish piles)
Images of wood piles (Google)
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