Fall is just around the corner, which means bonfires and maybe even a few nights in front of the fireplace to stay warm. But before the first snow of winter, you’ll want to make sure to be ready with plenty of dry firewood. By taking just a few simple steps, you can avoid damp, moldy and rotting firewood. Here are some tips and tools to get the most out of your firewood while getting ready for winter.
Storage with Minimal FootprintYou can’t burn a fire efficiently with damp firewood. One of the most important tips for dry firewood is making sure you store it off the ground. You don’t want the wood soaking up any ground moisture, and you also need to keep away the threat of infestations. An easy way to ensure your firewood is safe is by investing in log racks. This Ultra Duty Firewood Rack boasts a premium U Channel frame, holding up to a 4400 lb. load. It also comes with a 2-way adjustable polyester fabric cover for maximum protection. As an added bonus, it’s easy to assemble. If you need more space for storage, you can also choose the 16 ft. model.
Best Choice for Dry Firewood: Seasoning ShedsWhile log racks are efficient choices for making the most out of your firewood, you can take it up a notch by storing it inside a building. A shelter for your firewood keeps rain and snow away, and even gives it an added barrier from pests and moist air.
Pro Tip: How you stack firewood inside your shed matters! For more details about this, check out this previous blog post.This 10 x 10 Firewood Seasoning Shed creates seasoned wood for burns 2x faster than open air drying. It also features a heavy-duty steel frame with Shelterlock stabilizers for added strength. It holds up to 3 ½ cords of wood. Other features and benefits of this shed that help provide dry firewood for the season include:
- Specially designed vapor barrier keeps excess ground moisture out
- Translucent polyethylene fabric cover allows light in and retains heat
- Screened vents increase airflow and cross ventilation