Q: Where should I store my firewood?
A: Firewood is best stored outside, in a dry, well-ventilated area. If you do not have enough outdoor space, you can store firewood in an indoor space, such as a garage or basement. However, it is important to make sure that the indoor space is well-ventilated, so that the wood can dry properly.
Q: How should I stack my firewood?
A: When stacking firewood, it is important to leave at least a 3-5 inch gap between each row. This will allow air to circulate around the wood, which will help it to dry properly. You should also stack the wood in a way that is stable and secure.
Q: What should I do to protect my firewood from the elements?
A: If you are storing your firewood outdoors, it is important to protect it from the elements. You can do this by covering the wood with a tarp or by storing it in a woodshed. If you are storing your firewood indoors, you may not need to cover it, but it is still a good idea to keep it in a dry, well-ventilated area.
Q: How long does it take for firewood to dry?
A: The time it takes for firewood to dry depends on the type of wood, the moisture content of the wood, and the storage conditions. In general, it takes about 6-12 months for firewood to dry properly.
Q: How can I tell if my firewood is dry?
A: There are a few ways to tell if your firewood is dry. One way is to tap the wood with your knuckles. If the wood sounds hollow, it is dry. Another way to tell is to weigh the wood. Dry wood will be lighter than green wood.
Q: What are the benefits of storing firewood properly?
A: There are several benefits to storing firewood properly. Properly stored firewood will burn cleaner and more efficiently, which will save you money on your heating bills. Properly stored firewood will also be less likely to catch fire, which will reduce the risk of a fire hazard.
Knowing where to stack your firewood is as important as knowing how to stack it. Some people like the convenience of stacking and storing their firewood in the house.
This is not the recommended place to store firewood for one reason: when carrying firewood into your home, you may bring in some unwanted guests.
Unless you want spiders, mice, ants, termites, or a number of other pests crawling around your home,keep the wood outside.
Other tips for determining the perfect place to stack your firewood:
Angle your wood pile against prevailing winds, so that the drying breezes will blow through the stack and hit the length of the wood. An open shed that gives this ventilation but also protects the wood from the rain is also ideal. Unless you are in a particularly humid area, wood can be left uncovered during spring and summer as the sun and wind will help to dry it out.
If you’re using pallets and stakes, place the pallet on the ground and hammer the stakes in on each corner. Be sure the stakes are close enough together to keep the firewood from rolling off the sides, and pile your wood on top of the pallets to keep it raised off the ground a bit for better air flow and less moisture.
If you’re using a firewood rack, simply set it in place and begin stacking your wood, ends facing front and back, until you’ve reached an even four feet in height all the way across.