I've been toying with an idea I've had no time to act on, but I think this winter the time may come. I've been watching most folks here talk about stacking wood outdoors for two years or more, then moving it into their wood shed the year before they burn it. I understand the advantage of this, as that second move helps to shake out the leaves and dirt, and any critters that are living in the pile, as well as re-orient the wood to help dry any spots that were not getting air in the original pile. However, I wonder if there's a better way. I'm imagining a system of shed roofs covering all of my stacks, constructed in long rows of 32 or 40 feet x 4 feet wide, supported on posts driven into the ground on 8' spacings. Under these roofs I could continue to stack my wood on pallets, as I have been. The wood will be covered on top by the roofs, but open on the sides for drying. It can be stacked there when split, and not touched again until I move it up to the porch in the fall of the year I burn it. No moving from outdoor stacks, to shed for one year, and then finally to the porch. Also, no big shed or ugly outdoor stacks to look at, as these could be tastefully done with raised seam metal roofing in attractive stained timberframe structures. Thoughts? Improvements? Criticism?