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Stocking wood in garage

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by jlow, Feb 10, 2009.

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  1. jlow

    jlow Feeling the Heat

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    My garage is 30'x40' I would like to dedicate 8'x15' section for storing wood. Is this good for seasoning or just storing the already seasoned stuff!!!

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  2. Bigg_Redd

    Bigg_Redd Minister of Fire

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    If it's alread dry then it's no problem. If it's wet/green leave a window or two open.
  3. lobsta1

    lobsta1 Member

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    I have an open leanto against my cinder block garage. It is 8' x 8' x 18' with the three sides open. The maple, ash & locust I stacked in there
    last May > June is still not seasoned. Never noticed the problem before with an old Russo stove. With the NC 13 I sometimes have trouble
    getting a secondary burn. Also end up with great mounds of coals. With some of the wood, you can see the sap boiling out of the wood.
    I think just opening a few windows in a garage is not going to really help get the wood seasoned.
    Al
  4. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    It will season faster out in the wind and sun. If possible, you could do that and move it inside before the fall rains. That would be the ideal, however, it does mean handling it an extra time.

    btw, if you stack it outdoors, do not cover it! The moisture will evaporate better if left uncovered. Don't worry about rain unless you live in the Pacific NW where it might rain day after day after day. Normally, you leave the wood uncovered through the summer and fall but cover it before big fall rains or snow. Then cover the top only.
  5. Constrictor

    Constrictor Member

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    I have read where a cord of fresh white oak, for example, has 6- 55 gallon barrels of water it will release!!!!!! I dont want all that water rusting up my tools.
  6. TreePapa

    TreePapa Minister of Fire

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    I barely have room for an evening's wood in the garage, let alone any larger quantity.

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