So I was going to purchase a cord of kiln dried hardwood to test out and compare to my stash for this year. I have a mix of hardwoods ranging from Oak and maple to a little bit of ash and cherry. All was purchased winter of last year as "seasoned". I soon found out as a newbie that this was anything but the case... The wood had a moisture content of approx 40%+.... So, I stacked it and left it be.... This year that same wood has an average moisture content of about 18%... Not too bad for one year.... i did stack in tall single rows in the wind. I'd like to believe that this helped speed up the seasoning. Anyway, to get on the my original thought here, I called up a local gentleman advertising kiln dried firewood for $400/cord. So I went to take a looksee..... What I found when i took my moisture meter and Fiskars with me was a moisture conted of 26% on a fresh split... Needless to say I didn't buy it. I sure would like to see how difficult it would be to build a firewood kiln.... Anyway, that's my rant.