The weather is getting colder, which means that it is time for homeowners to get ready to use their fire pits, fireplaces, and wood stoves. Whether you are going to light your first campfire or your fiftieth, there are a few basic facts about firewood that everyone should know. Read up on these firewood basics, and be sure to call Lehnhoff’s Supply for more information on firewood in Aberdeen.
Units of Measurement
You have likely seen firewood sold in cords. A cord of firewood consists of 128 cubic feet of wood. The wood must be densely-stacked. To help you visualize a cord of wood, 128 cubic feet of wood is equal to a stack that is 4 feet by 4 feet by 8 feet. Although cords as a unit of measurement are used almost exclusively for firewood, it is essential for you to know how much wood is in a cord and how cords relate to half-cords, racks, and loose cords.
Seasoned Firewood Burns Best
The process of seasoning wood can be challenging if you have never done it before, but it helps ensure a successful, efficient fire. Seasoning wood is merely allowing it to sit out for an extended period to dry and cure. During this time, logs must be kept dry and free of any pests. Unseasoned, freshly-cut wood has a much higher percentage of moisture than seasoned firewood, which is why unseasoned wood does not typically produce a fire that is hot or consistent. Green wood can also create incredibly smoky fires, which can be harmful and unpleasant for those nearby.
Hardwood Creates Hot, Long-Lasting Fires
Although hardwood can take longer to cure due to its density, it is often considered the best firewood to use. Hardwoods like oak, maple, and apple burn incredibly hot, and their logs generally burn for quite a while. At Lehnhoff’s Supply, we carry hardwood for all of your winter fire needs. We sell firewood by the cord and by the half-cord, which means that you can get just as much firewood as you need.
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