The best firewood to burn will depend on what you are trying to accomplish.
I often hear people ask, “what is the best firewood to burn”? There are differences between the way different types of wood burn, especially between dense hardwoods and less dense woods like softwoods.
There are also types of wood that
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How to Season Firewood
Firewood develops cracks, called checks, as it dries.
If you buy or cut your wood green, you will need to dry it in order for it to burn more efficiently and safely. Learning how to season firewood is simple. It takes time for wood to fully dry but there are
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What is the Difference Between Seasoned and Green Firewood?
Green wood is wood that has been fresh cut from a live tree and is still full of sap, which is mostly water. Seasoned wood is wood that has been cut and then left to cure so the sap evaporates out of the wood. Green firewood
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Now that wood pellets are becoming more abundant, there is a lot of question about which is better, pellet stove vs wood stove. There are advantages and disadvantages to both pellet stoves and wood stoves so the choice you make with pellet vs wood stoves will really depend on your own heating needs, circumstances and
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What is the Best Time to Split Firewood?
Deciding when to split firewood can depend on the species and the splitting tools you have available and what your objectives are. The most simple answer is to split the wood as soon as possible.
Splitting green or wet firewood as soon as possible can help it
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A common question that people ask is whether to burn hardwood or softwood. Hardwood is typically known for being the best firewood but that does not mean it is the best for you. Softwood also has qualities that makes it better than hardwood in some circumstances.
When it comes to firewood, the major differences between
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Is it Better to Burn Hardwood vs Softwood Firewood?
Hardwood is commonly thought of as being better than softwood as firewood. Hardwood is usually more sought after and sells for a higher price. When making the decision between burning hardwood vs softwood, the best choice will depend on your situation and what you want to
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The differences between hardwoods and softwoods come from the difference in their cellular structure. Softwoods, which come from conifers such as fir, pine and cedar, have a simple cellular structure with 90-95% of the cells being longitudinal tracheids. Longitudinal tracheids are cells that give the tree support and conduct water. The limited and more uniform
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