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 OutsideThe 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 StorageWhile 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