Well seasoned....I doubt it

huauqui

Burning Hunk
Jan 14, 2015
183
Weeping Water, NE
Saw this picture on a FB marketplace ad that was titled "Well seasoned hardwood for sale." Not sure if this is his method for seasoning or a statement on what may be needed to finish the drying process prior to burning.

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begreen

Mooderator
Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
87,146
South Puget Sound, WA
Well, it's seasoned. The ad doesn't say for how long. They never do.
 
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MoDoug

Minister of Fire
Feb 3, 2018
551
NE Missouri
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MoDoug

Minister of Fire
Feb 3, 2018
551
NE Missouri
Saw this picture on a FB marketplace ad that was titled "Well seasoned hardwood for sale." Not sure if this is his method for seasoning or a statement on what may be needed to finish the drying process prior to burning.

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hickoryhoarder

Minister of Fire
Apr 5, 2013
581
Indiana
Around me, that would be sold as "seasoned". They don't usually say well seasoned. "Seasoned" means it wasn't cut yesterday, usually has been stacked two to six months.
 

kborndale

Feeling the Heat
Oct 9, 2008
251
LI
Seasoned can be anything, it wouldn't surprise me if some wood dealer cut down a tree, split it the same day then put some salt and pepper on it and sold it the next day as "seasoned firewood". Technically it wouldn't be a lie.
 

MoDoug

Minister of Fire
Feb 3, 2018
551
NE Missouri
Seasoned can be anything, it wouldn't surprise me if some wood dealer cut down a tree, split it the same day then put some salt and pepper on it and sold it the next day as "seasoned firewood". Technically it wouldn't be a lie.
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Caw

Minister of Fire
May 26, 2020
815
Massachusetts
Selling firewood is such a shady business. There are good sellers out there but they are the extreme minority. The only way to guarantee good quality is to season it yourself. It's really too bad because new burners often start off with bad experiences. Not knowing that and thinking "oh I'll buy wood when it's time to burn" leads to bad and dangerous experiences. Too bad we can't make reading these forums mandatory with stove purchases ;lol
 

gthomas785

Feeling the Heat
Feb 8, 2020
336
Central MA
Selling firewood is such a shady business. There are good sellers out there but they are the extreme minority. The only way to guarantee good quality is to season it yourself. It's really too bad because new burners often start off with bad experiences. Not knowing that and thinking "oh I'll buy wood when it's time to burn" leads to bad and dangerous experiences. Too bad we can't make reading these forums mandatory with stove purchases ;lol
I was devastated this year to hear that my firewood guy is retiring. He always delivered full cords of hardwood at a decent price with no rot, dirt, twiggy branches or any of that. Really high quality stuff mostly oak, a bit of beech and maple mixed in. And yeah, he does sell "seasoned" wood but I have the space to dry it so I always bought green from him to save money. I've been spoiled. Now I have to wade through all the scam artists and find another honest supplier. He did say he would give me a name of someone else he knows so I hope he comes through with that.
 

Caw

Minister of Fire
May 26, 2020
815
Massachusetts
I was devastated this year to hear that my firewood guy is retiring. He always delivered full cords of hardwood at a decent price with no rot, dirt, twiggy branches or any of that. Really high quality stuff mostly oak, a bit of beech and maple mixed in. And yeah, he does sell "seasoned" wood but I have the space to dry it so I always bought green from him to save money. I've been spoiled. Now I have to wade through all the scam artists and find another honest supplier. He did say he would give me a name of someone else he knows so I hope he comes through with that.
I may be able to help you with that. Sent you a DM!
 
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stoveliker

Minister of Fire
Nov 17, 2019
697
Eastern Long Island NY
It'll be seasoned when it gets delivered. Those modern trucks do wonders
 
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Isaac Carlson

Minister of Fire
Nov 19, 2012
516
NW Wisconsin
Yes, the new kiln trucks with moisture absorption technology... seasons the load on the trip from the splitter to your driveway.
I have one better. My splitter is in the driveway, so it seasons as it falls off. It's the perfect setup. People pay a fortune for mobile wood splitting once they know about it.
 

Caw

Minister of Fire
May 26, 2020
815
Massachusetts
I have one better. My splitter is in the driveway, so it seasons as it falls off. It's the perfect setup. People pay a fortune for mobile wood splitting once they know about it.
After recently watching Gozilla vs Kong I learned how to channel Atomic Breath so I can season the wood while walking around the driveway and breathing. It's easier to get onto the splitter now and less back strain! People pay extra for that bonus radiation heat ;)

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