Hello all, I'm new to these forums, though I have perused the info here numerous times. We've recently purchased a house and acreage and are trying to get settled and fix up many of the little problems around the property. The house was rented out for a few years before we bought. It's a early 70s house, decent insulation and our climate is mild (slightly colder than Seattle). There is an old Seefire 1600 wood stove that the renters were not allowed to use. There was no wood shed on the property (I have no idea where the previous owners stored wood...). We need a decent wood shed out here on the Wet Coast, otherwise stacked wood can grow moss inside of a year. We're planning on replacing the old stove with a Alderlea T5 (the factory is a couple hours south of us, on Van Isle). The info here helped us make our choice! The main problem, and my question is: What if you are stuck with damp wood, and have no other choice? The wood stove is our main heat with some very pricey electric baseboard backup. Having recently purchased we couldn't get a winter wood supply until fall, and by this point everything available is damp. I am stacking it in the shed, but I'm doubtful it will really dry out during the winter. Of course we'll be getting wood in the spring in future years, but this year it is what it is. I do plan to try and store a 3 day rotation of wood beside the stove (still need to build a wood box), but that will only dry so much. So, what can I do to minimize trouble with wet wood, dry it as much as possible, get the stove roaring, and not hurt our new stove?