There’s nothing more beautiful on a cold winter night in Havre de Grace than a warm fire crackling away in a fireplace, wood stove, or fire pit. Unfortunately, some firewood piles are less than beautiful. Stacking fuel in an orderly fashion is essential, and not just for aesthetic purposes. Here are some ways to stack firewood in Havre de Grace to minimize exposure, maximize airflow, and keep fuel dry.
Stacking Firewood the German Way
While the holz hausen has a German name, this method of stacking firewood is popular all over the world. To construct a holz hausen and keep your fuel dry, first create a round outline with wood on either the ground or a raised platform. Next, make a stack by adding layers of logs in the round. Each log should have one end pointing toward the center of the circle and another pointing toward the outside. For the top layer, lay barked pieces of wood with the bark side up to protect the pile from the elements. A German holz hausen typically features a vertical stake in the very center to act as a guide for the pile’s height, and the Shaker or Amish version of this method simply omits the stake.
Stacking Firewood the Norwegian Way
Another popular way to stack fuel has its roots in Norway. Like the German holz hausen, a Norwegian round features a round pile with barked pieces covering the top. With this method, however, the stack is built by standing in the middle of the pile and gradually building around oneself. The center of the pile is then filled with small or oddly-shaped pieces of firewood.
Stacking Firewood the American Way
Many Americans stack their fuel in orderly, rectangular piles, sometimes with the help of a firewood rack. In this method, flat layers of logs are placed in a rectangle, alternating the logs’ orientation with each layer. Large gaps are often left between the logs to provide ample airflow, and these piles are usually made on top of shipping pallets, stones, or raised platforms. No matter how you choose to store your fuel, the team at Lehnhoff’s Supply is here to help. We offer firewood delivery to our clients in and around Havre de Grace, ensuring they always have the fuel they need to stay warm.
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