Drying firewood - shed or covered in open?

PapaRoo Posted By PapaRoo, Nov 15, 2018 at 3:17 PM

  1. Gunfixr

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  2. vwmike

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    Nice work! That will dry wood nicely.
     
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  3. Snapdragon III

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    Yes, It was modeled after another similar one I built last year on the other side of my driveway that worked out very well. The second one I made the walls a little deeper with less overhang since it is oriented 90 degrees from the first one and not as exposed to southern wind driven rain as the first one I built. I put about 3 inches of 5/8" clear crushed gravel on the ground in them that does a pretty good job keeping the wood dry and the bugs out.
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  4. AlbergSteve

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    I like those splits!
     
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  5. rowerwet

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    https://www.hearth.com/talk/threads/simple-pallet-firewood-rack.167322/
    I build racks of pallets, with roofing from whatever is handy when they are built.
    Currently I have 15 cord stacked.

    I started building these almost 2 years ago, and just recently started refilling the first few racks.
    All they needed was a few more screws and a few more chunks of broken fire brick to bring them back to level again.

    The wood gets wet on the outer ends in heavy rain, but it is perfectly dry for burning after a year or so.
     
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  6. Woodsplitter67

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    Its snowing. Its going to snow intill tuesday. Then turn to freezing rain than rain the next 2 days after that.. never a tarp, wood never gets wet. My wood seasons quick 20190211_071554.jpg 20190211_071627.jpg 20190211_071640.jpg when wood never gets we, it dries faster than being left out in stacks. Also the time saved not moving it to a different location as some do.. this is a simpler way with great results
     
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    One question. How did you anchor the uprights? Thanks.
     
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