Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Backwoods Savage, Aug 4, 2011.
With my less than square end pieces, I make sure they tilt in somewhat.
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This year I stacked against trees hoping for some stability, but ended up restacking sections of the stacks two or three times as the trees move with the winds. I've already decided to use cross stacks at the end next time around without trees! Under my lean-to roof I use cross stacks on the end, but also use a fence post so it doesn't end up all over the yard. You learn as you go, which is probably why Dennis is so successful with his method.
I cribbed the end of a row as it met a wall last year. I kept thinking...what a geek.
I find the I get more squared splits from the bigger rounds. I split them into slabs, and then break up the slabs.
A step by step guide to splitting sounds perfect for those of use who have trouble keeping our stacks tidy......
I suspect that chapter comes before "seasoning your wood for at least 3 years" in the BackSav firewood bible!
We'll remind you when the weather cools off a little ;-)
Since my stacks end up more than 9 feet tall, the crib ends need to be done very carefully.
That said, I've grown tired of the tedious work cribbing the ends and have modified my shed with "slots" to help keep them plumb.
Wow! 9 feet, that looks good.
They using ash. I guarantee their stacks wouldn't be so pretty if they were trying to do that with elm. ;-)
I tried cribbing with elm. I now use T posts.
Oh Wendell, you had to post that after we used up our elm. So maybe this coming winter I'll have to cut some elm and use them for end pieces. Yes, it can be done!
Oh, I know it can be done. I just got tired of dealing with it. ;-)
Ya, I know you split a bunch of it. You should be in good shape with your fuel now and a happy camper.
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