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Wood storage for seasoning greener wood

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by rgsccr, May 20, 2009.

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  1. rgsccr

    rgsccr New Member

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    Hi,
    As we complete our first burning season, we are ready to buy a cord or more of wood that needs seasoning (up to this point we have purchased only ready to burn wood). I have room in my garage to store it but I am wondering if this will slow down the drying process. I should point out that my garage is always open - doors, even a broken window - so there is plenty of air flow. Of course,
    there would be no sun. What do you think? Thanks. Rich

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  2. Bill

    Bill Minister of Fire

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    Wood will season better outside in the sun and wind. I age mine two years and then bring it in the barn to keep it dry. Hardwood and long or big pieces of wood take longer to age, than soft wood, smaller splits, and shorter splits. Make a wood rack and store it outside and dry and then bring in.
  3. wendell

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    There may be airflow but assuming you will be stacking near a wall, probably not much. It will dry but it may take longer than you want.
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    +1 or 2
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    To answer your question, yes, it will slow down the drying process. To the point that even our softwoods won't be reasy for this coming fall. Must you use a garage or do you have some outdoor space available?
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    Yup. That garage might get a good amount of air but nowhere near the flow you would get outdoors. Better to stack it in a single row outdoors and don't take into the garage until late fall or early winter. Leave it out as long as you can.
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    rgsccr New Member

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    Thanks. I'll build an outside stand for the wood.
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