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Ok it's that time of the year again....... to show wood piles/stacks!!

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by iceman, Aug 30, 2010.

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  1. KB007

    KB007 Feeling the Heat

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    Here's my stacks, first 2 are the "wood shed" under the deck 6 stacks roughly 14ft long by 6"avg. Mostly split in Jan/Feb of this year with about 1 cord left from last winter.

    Second pics are the more of the Jan logs that's getting stacked for next winter. Still have about 1.3 cords not stacked that I'm trading with my neighbour. It's Jan logs that I split around Mar/Apr and we're trading since he doesn't have enuf for the winter. We just rec'd another log load to buck/split between now and Xmas, that we went halfs on, which means I'll have the 1.3 cords plus anothe ~4 cords split to stack before Xmas. I also plan on getting another Log load in Jan which should give me another 8 cords for the winter beyond. I really want ot me 2+ yrs ahead, and expect to go thru 3-4 cords per year.

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  2. Heem

    Heem New Member

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    Well, I was impressed with myself until I saw your stacks! not surprised though. This is one cord, as exactly measured as I could handle.

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  3. mtcates

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    7 cords of oak in the shed and about 7 more in the logs.

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  4. Needshave

    Needshave Member

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    This pile is mostly black birch and red or black oak. It's 5' tall and 35' long with 16"-18" long splits. The last pic is me bringing the kids on a wheel barrow ride. I'm about half way with clearing the land we plan to build on. Maybe less if you consider the white pine. I'm planning on giving most of that to a friend who has a mill.

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  5. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    Very imposing structure there Needshave.
  6. OhioBurner©

    OhioBurner© Minister of Fire

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    mtcates - wow thats a nice shed!

    Needshave - can you say Great Wall of China... Couple of turrets and you got yourself a fortress.
  7. Needshave

    Needshave Member

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    I could put some tree stands up on the ends that are supporting the stack for turrets. This was the only way I could come up with that would keep the wood single row and get some sun. The forest is mature and lets in very little light. Behind this stack is somebody else's property. They have cleared out most of the mature timber. Currently the stack gets sun from sunrise to about noon.
  8. SolarAndWood

    SolarAndWood Minister of Fire

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    if nothing else, it is one good looking privacy fence.
  9. Diesel73

    Diesel73 New Member

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  10. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    Diesel73,
    Do I really see handles on your very square splits?
  11. ironpony

    ironpony Minister of Fire

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    well its not exactly splits, but it is what I burn..Pellets 22 tons
    kind of a wood pile
    seems alot neater to me and I never have to get up at night
    to load the stove

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  12. Diesel73

    Diesel73 New Member

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    Yes you do.....those blocks are all scrap from where I work. Bundles of raw material come in chocked with those blocks. Most of the truck drivers don't want them so I collect what they leave behind.
  13. maplewood

    maplewood Minister of Fire

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    Wow. Now that's a scroungers dream! And I bet it's dry hardwood, right?
  14. Diesel73

    Diesel73 New Member

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    Hardwood, yes.
    Dry, not usually....I have to let is season a year.
  15. allhandsworking

    allhandsworking Feeling the Heat

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    Wow that is too bad for the trees what do the scientists say about this? Bug infestation I guess. What will happen to the forest!
  16. cptoneleg

    cptoneleg Minister of Fire

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    Was going to ask exactly same and these 4x4s burn good safe??????
  17. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    What are the handles made out of? Do you burn 'em or take them off?
  18. Diesel73

    Diesel73 New Member

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    They bun really well once seasoned.
    The handles are just strips of plastic stapled to the wood.....I cut them off. Staples are too hard to get out so I have stapley ashes.
  19. Mountain Man

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    We finally got a few years worth ahead. We now have about nine and a half cords and use about four a year. Next project is to get a wood shed built to store it all properly.

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  20. stejus

    stejus Minister of Fire

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    Here's my 2yr old 5 cords and 1 year old 4 cord.

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  21. cptoneleg

    cptoneleg Minister of Fire

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    Nice, be glad when I get there last year didnt know what seasoned wood was. Just waiting on someone post lives near me with that much I now have plenty stacked oak needs time will trade or purchace. Only offer Iv had was someone in Alaska.
  22. cptoneleg

    cptoneleg Minister of Fire

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    Oh by the way here is one little pile that I cut split stacked Memorial day weekend all Oak. I have stacks like this all over the place. From 5 months to 1 month old. So any of you good old boys want to trade help a fellow hearth.comer get through his 22 nd year or burning 1st with new EPA stove and discovery of all you psycos.

    LOL from Front Royal Va.

    Cpt.

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  23. Corriewf

    Corriewf New Member

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    I would do it if you were closer...ric here. :-/
  24. RoseRedHoofbeats

    RoseRedHoofbeats Feeling the Heat

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    I absolutely hate all of you. I have first-year wood stove syndrome... otherwise known as "Well people sell firewood, right? RIGHT?"

    ~Rose
  25. cptoneleg

    cptoneleg Minister of Fire

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    Allright we have a Rose welcome Rose
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