Assuming you've already finished bucking a tree and splitting it into firewood, now you've got to store it somewhere.
So you've maybe seen some inventive ways online to store your firewood, and you're wondering: which way's best?
There is a "best" way to store firewood, and you won't believe what it is. No, it's not the decorative stack around the fireplace.
The best way to store your firewood is surprisingly to stack it in an organized pile! Who'd have thought, right? But here's how to do it properly.
Before You Store
You should be aware of how long it must be stored before using it, because you want want to use it until it's "ripe."
That's right, firewood has to age. If you use freshly fallen trees to warm your fireplace, you'll wind up with lots of creosote buildup in your chimney and a dangerously smokey home.
Carbon monoxide buildup among many other problems can result from not properly seasoning your firewood.