Can firewood get rained on?
Seasoned firewood should be stored out of the rain to help prolong how well it keeps for. If seasoned firewood gets rained on it can dry out within a few days, but constant contact with moisture will lead to the wood going bad.
How deep should a firewood rack be?
Use a miter saw or a circular saw to make the cuts for the wood according to the plans. You can easily modify the size of this firewood storage rack to best fit your space. The overall dimensions for this rack are 40 1/2 inches wide by 31 5/8 inches tall by 18 inches deep.
What is the best way to season firewood?
To season firewood properly, stack it in a place where the sun can warm it and the wind can blow through it. A single row exposed to the sun and prevailing winds is best—as the sun heats and evaporates the water from the wood, the wind whisks it away. Season for a season.
Should firewood be covered?
Properly seasoned firewood has a moisture content of less than 20%. Wood loses nothing else of consequence during seasoning; just water. Leave wood stacks for at least 6 months while the wood cures. Cover the wood stacks with a tarp or shelter to prevent rain from soiling wood.
Are pallets good for firewood?
Pallets, lumber, and other cut and dried scrap wood are indeed good to burn (as long as you are completely sure they were not treated with any chemicals such as arsenic or methyl bromide, which are very hazardous when burned).
Which direction should a wood shed face?
Therefore, it is usually best to face, or be at least close to the direction of the prevailing wind. (In our area prevailing is mostly SW and we stack either NS or EW and get along just fine.) As for concern with snowdrifts, naturally this will depend greatly upon what other buildings and trees are near the wood shed.
Where is the best place to store firewood?
Choose a dry, breezy area of your property. Keep the wood about 20 feet from the nearest door to your house to prevent pests from having a direct route inside. If you’re stacking wood next to a structure, stack it at least a few inches away from the structure to allow airflow behind the stack.