Firewood Types

Kiln-Dried Firewood

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Kiln-Dried Firewood

For as long as firewood has been burned, there are two points of ambiguity which exist, water content and quantity.  Green-Wood can have a water content of over 50% and will not burn well at all. Seasoned firewood (also referred to as air-dried or cured) usually has a water content of +/- 30%. The kiln-drying process reduces the water content to levels well beneath that of seasoned firewood. (typically around 10%-20%)

Kiln-Dried Firewood Facts

  • Cleaner Wood: No bugs and less debris to track into your home
  • Indoor Storage: Can be stored in your garage or basement instead of outside
  • Burns Cleaner: Less creosote means fewer chimney problems and maintenance
  • Weighs Less: Lighter then green and seasoned due to the lower water content
  • Burns Hot: Ignites easily and burns efficiently
  • Ready to Burn: Ready to burn the day it is delivered

Seasoned Firewood

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Seasoned Firewood

Our seasoned wood is processed during the winter months. We place the firewood in small piles spread across a large open field, where it’s left to dry for at least  8 months. Unlike other companies, we don’t “scoop our wood” with a loader. Our seasoned firewood deliveries are “hand loaded”, this extra effort ensures orders are clean and there’s no dirt or debris mixed in with your order.

A wood’s dry weight per volume, or density, is important because denser or heavier wood contains more heat per volume.  Hardwoods, or woods from broad-leaved trees, tend to be denser than softwoods or woods from conifers. Some firewood dealers sell “mixed hardwood” firewood. This may or may not be desirable, depending on the proportion of low- density hardwoods that are included.

Green wood produces less heat because heat must be used to boil off the water before combustion can occur. Green wood also produces more smoke and creosote (material that deposits on inside walls of chimneys and may cause chimney fires) than dry wood. Firewood should therefore always be purchased dry or allowed to dry before burning.

Green Firewood

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Green Firewood

For customers who choose to purchase their firewood green in the springtime and season it themselves can realize a substantial saving. Green firewood orders are filled with our quality hardwoods and can be processed to any desired lengths from 12″ to 21″.

Drying Tips!

  • Do not stack your firewood directly on the ground, wood should be stacked so that air can reach all of it.
  • Stack one length of firewood deep and never cover the sides of the stack
  • Leave  (6-12″) space between stacked rows so air can circulate.

How to tell if the wood is dry.

  • Split a piece of wood,  if the exposed surface feels damp the wood is not ready to burn.
  • When in doubt, try starting a fire. Dry wood ignites and burns easily; wet wood is hard to light and hisses in the fire.
  • Two dry pieces banged together sound hollow; wet pieces sound solid and dull.
  • Cracks in the end grain can be an indication of dryness, but not always.

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Brookline, NH 03033

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