Stacking Firewood
Firewood needs seasoning, or drying, before use. Try this stacking technique for optimal seasoning.

Before cooler weather comes, you need to start stacking firewood. But did you know there’s a stacking technique that allows the wood to season, or dry, a whole lot faster?

Most people place firewood in one row, all the way across, and they work their way up with the same pattern. But if you stack firewood in alternating courses — that is, in opposite directions, row by row — and you continue that pattern, there’s much more space for the air to circulate. 

If all the firewood is stacked in one direction, it’s hard for the air to get through, and you’ll want fresh-cut firewood to season at least six to nine months, maybe longer if it’s really green — really wet.

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