Just wondering if anyone out there has tried to "season" a split by sitting it near to the stove, and how long does it take? Just for the heck of it I want to do this with that peice of Poplar I posted the pic of over in the picture forum. I had it sitting on the corner of the hearth last night vertically (the hearth is just cement board at this point) and the end of the log left a wet spot on the hearth overnight. So, I know it's drying pretty quickly. Hmm, I might be feeling another of those government study grants kicking in. Who wants to sit and watch wood dry over the holidays? I think we need a scale and a few cases of Barley sodie pop.