Firewood: Prepping for Winter

Either way, if it is off the ground it may dry instead of rot. Many have no sides at all, just support posts. Oak is one of the best for much of the country; plentiful, dense, high heat value, usually easy to split. And of course, some may not grow near you, so use whatever makes sense in your area. Did I mention airflow? Think of wood much like a sponge. Not good. Just be mindful of whatever critters that live in your area snakes, termites, whatever else might use your wood pile as a home. close enough to a half cord per pile. Fresh-cut wood contains a huge amount of water- as much as half the total weight of the log. Regardless of how you decide to build your woodshed, keep these tips in m