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Can I store wood for next year in basement?

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by blkshadowsabre, Dec 31, 2008.

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  1. blkshadowsabre

    blkshadowsabre New Member

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    Can I do this or would it not get seasoned?I would need about 4 cord of wood .

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  2. Nic36

    Nic36 Feeling the Heat

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    I think you can, but someone else on this forum tried that and I think it created a good bit of moisture in his home. There is a thread about it somewhere.
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    blkshadowsabre New Member

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    That sounds scary but his situation sounds like there is something else goin on there.I will not be putting all this wood in the basement all at once,maybe over a 3 month period.I am going to stack it on pallets for circulation which should dry it out pretty fast.In the spring when I cut this wood I will probably have my windows open for a couple of weeks anyway,so I dont think there will be a problem.
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    Kind of depends on the humidity of your basement. Not knowing that I would think you'd be far better off stacking it outside where sun and wind can get at it.
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    I used to stack dry wood only in the fall in my basement and would run a dehumidifier for a week or two,
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    Agree with the above post. If your basement gets any kind of water or moisture, it will find its way to the wood.
    DeHumidifier couple times a week is the way to go.
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