Maryland’s frigid winters present all kinds of hazards and inconveniences, but the cold weather also brings beauty and serenity. Snow and ice can create breathtakingly beautiful scenes, and there’s nothing more comforting than a wood fire on a cold winter night. Whether you’re using firewood to heat your home or roast the occasional marshmallow, keeping a stock of firewood on-hand is crucial. Here are three ways to stack your firewood from Lehnhoff’s Supply this season:
Store Your Firewood in a Rack
Using a firewood rack is perhaps the simplest way to maintain good airflow and weather protection, which are arguably the most important aspects of stacking firewood. Firewood racks are often made of metal, but they can also be made of wood or other materials. To store fuel in a firewood rack, place layers of logs in alternating directions on the rack. Place logs bark-side up or cover the rack with a tarp to protect your fuel from the elements.
Use the End Pillar Wood Stack Method for Stacking Firewood
The end pillar wood stack method essentially creates a firewood rack from the logs themselves. Start by making two pillars of wood. Have two pieces of wood that are placed parallel to one another on the ground or on a raised platform. Add another layer of two logs, placing them perpendicular to the first two to make a square. Keep adding layers of wood in the same fashion until you have a stable pillar. Create your second pillar a few feet away, and stack your remaining fuel between the two pillars, using them as a makeshift firewood rack.
Add a Shaker Woodpile to Your Yard
A shaker woodpile is a whimsical way to store your firewood, and it’s incredibly simple to create. Place a post, log, or branch vertically in your yard. This will be the center of your woodpile. Start placing logs around the vertical post, arranging them like the spokes of a wheel. Continue adding layers of wood in the same way, creating a tall, round stack. Cover your structure loosely with a tarp or by stacking logs bark-side up.
Questions? Lehnhoff’s Supply is Here to Help
If you still have more questions about how to best prepare your landscape or garden for fall and winter, the trained professionals at Lehnhoff’s Supply are here to help you.
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