So yesterday I finally received the moisture meter I had ordered from amazon last week. The results show that most of the hardwood in the pile that I was planning on using this year is in the 25-30% range, some of it higher. I only really have softwood that is truly dry (in the 18-20% range) and don't have enough of that for the winter. $%*T! As a new burner, I had anticipated needing wood and started collecting last year. Unfortunately, not only is it not completely seasoned, I kind of mixed more recent wood with older wood in my first pile, which means this is also going to be a pain to sort. As a contingency, I am considering bringing some wood into the basement (when it gets colder) so that it may continue seasoning in this dry environment. I may also mix leftover pieces of 2 x 4s with the more humid stuff but don't have very much of that, certainly not enough for the winter. My question is, does anyone know how much seasoning I can expect to get if I put maybe a couple of weeks worth of wood in the basement when things get cooler? I do have a dehumidifier down there and the air gets quite dry in the fall and winter (15-20%). Would the wood season "significantly" (a few percentage points) in a couple of weeks? I am not crazy with the idea of having wood in the house (insects, etc) but am willing to live with this for one winter if there is a benefit.