This weekend I split up some red oak rounds and made big blocks of wood out of them for overnight burns. I chopped big long rectangles (+/- 6"x8"x16") that would just fit in the door to my stove. The rounds show some minor checking on the ends and are still pretty heavy. I chopped enough for 3 weeks (21 blocks) and put them in my basement by the boiler. How long do you think it will take to dry them out so I can burn them efficiently.