Yep. Also be sure and don’t let the wood touch the back and front of the stove. Allow for your wood to go in north/south and still allow for air flow front and back.
25 years of burnin' and now I find this out?!?! I've been smashin' the first and second rows all the way to the back with the poker, then slamming the door a couple times on the third to get it to shift into place.