This weekend's work- cutting. splitting, moving slabwood. Most common question I get at shows is "how much wood do you burn?", so here it is- wood for one firing. Total slab wood- 2 honest cord (maybe a bit more). This stack gets wider than the pallets as I don't pay much attention- stacks are super stable with 40" long wood. Notice the thinner stuff at left- that's for near the end of the fire. Here's the wood I start the fire with (right) and the super thin pieces I end with after 35-40 hours firing. The thin stuff covers the throat area of the kiln- slowing air flow and burning really fast without coaling- at the end you want to burn out the coal bed that can be 18-24" deep. This is a small amount of "side stoke" wood- it's shoved directly into the chamber with the pots rather than into the firebox. And... I throw in lots of my brush pile. Maybe half of what you see here.