Seasoned Wood in Rhode Island

SherryAnn Posted By SherryAnn, Mar 5, 2009 at 1:51 AM

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  1. SherryAnn

    New Member 2.

    Jan 26, 2009
    Little Rhody
    This is our first year burning, and we've made all the newbie mistakes, including buying unseasoned wood. We are now running out and would like to continue burning. Anyone tell me where to get seasoned wood in RI, preferably in South County?


    Feel free to PM if you are including a phone number.
  2. stejus

    Minister of Fire 2.

    Jul 29, 2008
    Central MA
    Hey SherryAnn,

    It's a gamble at this point to find well seasoned wood. I used to work in East Providence and right on the 195 entrance area there is a huge, and I mean huge, pile of cord wood. I'm not sure if he's a distributor, but it may be worth looking into. Other than that, I don't know many in the RI area. Just be careful and it would be a good idea to have a guarantee built into the purchase. Have the driver prove it with samples using a moisture meter with the load they drop off. If you find the wood moisture reading averaging 25%, the wood is still considered green. You are looking for readings around 20% or less.

    The other thought is use your other heat source. I know it's tough to give up the stove, but if you heat with oil, it's fairly competitive to "seasoned" wood costs you'll pay right now.

    Best thing to do now it get green wood for next season and get extra just in case we have another tough winter next year.

  3. GunSeth

    Member 2.

    Jun 27, 2008
    Charlestown, RI
    There's a place on Route 2 close to the Veteran's Cemetary that has huge piles of wood. I don't think that wood is seasoned however they have some stacked wood that surrounds these piles that has been there for quite a while. I don't know the name but they have a sign in front of their business that is all but faded.

    I'm almost out of wood as well and will be hanging up my wielding gloves for the season in probably two weeks time.
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