So almost done with the basement build and built my wood split stands so now its time to start getting wood. I have someone close to me that sells a cord of hard wood delivered for $175, that was cut down 3 years ago. I am not sure what the moisture on it is so I am not counting on it for next winter. If it is good I will most likely buy a second cord from them. I also am scrounging free wood for 2 reasons. 1. free wood. 2. exercise while hand splitting. So I picked some free stuff up today. I was in my car not truck so I didnt get much. there was like 4 or 5 times what I took. They said it was sycamore. I am unsure but it was a "PITA" to split. Tho since this was the first wood I have ever split maybe this is normal.(I hope not......) I am picking up some older oak tomorrow to split next week after work. So....... is this sycamore? And if so how long to season it? I used my MM and it is at 40% right now which explains why it was so freaking heavy. Took like an hour to split this small stack!