When the frigid temperatures of winter arrive, you want to have plenty of dry firewood available for a warm night by the fire. It’s not as easy as it sounds if you don’t have the proper tools for storing firewood. Here are some do’s and don’ts when it comes to making sure your fire burns hot and efficiently this season.
Storing Firewood Outside
The first thing you need to do when you’re preparing for those chilly nights is to organize the firewood. It may be tempting to stack the wood conveniently in your home near the fireplace somewhere. But that’s a big don’t when it comes to storing firewood. You don’t want to introduce any pests like termites to your home!
Do use a rack to stack your firewood and store safely outside. This will keep the wood off the ground, which will help get rid of bugs, mold growth, and rot. This ultra-duty rack with a 2-way adjustable cover will give you seasoned wood with a small footprint. The premium U Channel frame and open-air design will give your firewood the ventilation it needs, while also making it easy for you to access. If you want something bigger than the compact 4 ft. model, you can choose a rack in multiple sizes up to this 16 ft. model.
The Best Choice in Firewood Storage
While storing firewood outside is a great first step, you don’t want to ever keep it someplace where it can easily get wet. When your ultimate goal is to create burnable wood for an efficient fire, do invest in a seasoning shed.
The ShelterLogic Firewood Seasoning Shed, 5 x 3.5 x 5 ft. has an innovative design that will allow your wood to dry twice as fast as open air drying. The heavy-duty steel frame guarantees maximum durability, while the translucent cover allows light in and retains heat. The specially designed vapor barrier keeps ground moisture at bay, eliminating condensation. This model holds up to ½ cord of wood! This seasoning shed also includes:
- ShelterLock stabilizers for added strength
- Premium powder-coated frame that resists chipping
- Easy Slide Cross Rail system and Ratchet Tite tensioning
Pro Tip: Not sure how to stack your firewood? Check out our past blog that goes more in depth on different stacking methods for storing firewood.
Must-Have Accessories This Winter
Now that you’ve learned the do’s and don’ts of storing firewood, there are some must-have accessories that will make your life easier this season. When you need to use the firewood you’re storing outside, you certainly don’t want to carry it log by log. This rolling cart will get your firewood where it needs to go with ease. It’s easy to assemble and durable enough to stand up to the elements.
Once your firewood makes it inside, wouldn’t you like a nice way to keep it tidy and handy when you’re ready to start the fire? This classic log holder is a functional and stylish way to stack your wood by the hearth. Sturdy and decorative, it’s a great addition to anyone’s home.
When it comes to storing firewood, don’t keep it outside where the elements can ruin it. Do invest in solid solutions to protect your firewood and make sure you can burn long-lasting, efficient fires this winter.