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Here's what I've split this year so far

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by ROVERT, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. ROVERT

    ROVERT Member

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    Nothing compared to many here, but here's what I have so far into my first year as a wood burner.

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    This stuff will be taking a ride back to my parents', which is where it came from, to visit the wood splitter:

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    I knew it was going to be tough to split, but I didn't know it was going to be THAT tough. Everything else has been split by hand.

    I've also split 2 to 2 1/2 cords of oak and hickory for my dad. I have 5 2/3 cords in the stacks shown. I'm planning on getting quite a bit more cut and split this winter, but I feel I'm off to a good start. A good portion will continue to go to my dad so that I can keep bumming seasoned wood off of him for this year.

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  2. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    Rovert, looks like a great start to me, nice work. Trust me, you'll never have enough so get it while you can.


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  3. Jack Straw

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    Great looking stacks! I wish mine looked that good.
  4. albert1029

    albert1029 Feeling the Heat

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  5. Pierre902

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    Looks like a great start! Your pallet stacks look similar to mine.
  6. TimJ

    TimJ Minister of Fire

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    very good Rovert.........very good
  7. blujacket

    blujacket Minister of Fire

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    Hackberry is good wood
  8. basod

    basod Minister of Fire

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    nice stacks
    Your off to a good start, actually way ahead.

    The rounds look like winged elm
  9. milleo

    milleo Feeling the Heat

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    Sweet stacks! You are well on your way....Dennis will be proud of how neat your stacks are.
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  10. lukem

    lukem Minister of Fire

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    Hackberry splits about like elm...burns pretty not bad.
  11. corey21

    corey21 Minister of Fire

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    Nice work and a great start.
  12. Blue2ndaries

    Blue2ndaries Minister of Fire

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    I'd say VERY nice start! Great work!
  13. AJS56

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    I agree with the others above - noce looking wood stacks and storage area. Like you, I set aside the tough stuff for splitter rental day. Great job!
  14. bogydave

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    Good job on the stacks. Cross stacking the ends just looks good ;)
    Nice variety of wood too. I will be well seasoned in a year or 2.
    Looks like yo have room for a few more stacks. Keep them growing in size, Dad may
    want his seasoned stuff replaced in a few years ;) :)

    Still leaves on the trees, what's your location? Somewhere in the south ?
  15. ROVERT

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    Thanks, guys. My stacking isn't anywhere near the quality I've seen in some photos posted here, but I'll keep working on it. I plan on trying to get another five cord this winter yet. I've got plenty of room for storage. I could probably get 20 cord in before my wife would start complaining about it encroaching on the main part of the yard. I can keep going full throttle for a while yet.

    I believe the rounds are Hackberry, which I believe is in the elm family. It's definitely very stringy and not easily split.

    What I have in the stacks is oak, chesnut, maple, hemlock, mulberry, spruce, fir, walnut, and tuliptree. It is a pretty good mixture.

    I'm in PA. Very nearly all of the leaves are off here and have been for several weeks. The major exception is several varieties of maples. The trees in the photos with leaves are Norway maples which always seem to hang in there longer than the rest.
  16. Backwoods Savage

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    Rovert, you are a good man! That is a lot of hard work for sure. Nice job of stacking too.
  17. mo381

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    Nice stacks and a great start.
  18. midwestcoast

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    Ah, yeah, I'd say so. In fact I'd say you're off to about as good a start as anyone has had. So long as you don't burn the Oak next year you'll be golden. Well done.
  19. red oak

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    Well-done indeed! Nice of you to cut some for your Dad too!
  20. WellSeasoned

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    Very nice. Great looking stacks. Be some nice btu's!
  21. ROVERT

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    Thanks again, guys.
  22. chvymn99

    chvymn99 Minister of Fire

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    Your off on a good note, for your first year. Hackleberry is good wood, dries out nicely in one season in some sun and wind.
  23. nate379

    nate379 Guest

    Looks warm where ever you are! I think I'm done messing with wood for this year. -5* isn't fun!

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