Ran into the newbie situation this year and ran out of wood. Set myself a goal, and said not going to happen again. SO... Have 12 rows, 9' long and 4 1/2' high..most are appx 16" splits. Front facing row is the less btu stuff....some pine and birch and small stuff...but the remaining 12 are oak/maple and beech. Best thing...only 4 of the rows I bought and resplit...the rest is scrounged. Splitting implementation is a 8lb maul from home depot....a little work here and there really paid off. Thanks for the post about the importance of getting ahead of the game.