If you like to organise your supply of firewood through the winter months, it’s important to find the most suitable storage solution. The good news is that there are so many options available to you, from outdoor baskets to purpose-built shelters, so you can store your firewood in a way that is both efficient and aesthetically pleasing. Here are some of our top tips for correctly and safely storing your firewood.
Inside or Outside?
In addition to its low smoke emissions and its ability to create a strong, long-lasting fire, Kiln Dried Firewood can also be stored safely inside your home. This is due to the fact that bugs and insects are unlikely to infest your wood because of its low moisture content. If you only have a limited amount of outdoor space at home, this is the perfect solution. What’s more, it’s time-saving to have a supply of firewood right on hand as and when you need it, without having to wander outside in the rain.
Protection is vital
Although our Dried Firewood is perfect for keeping safely inside, it’s also worth considering protection measures for any firewood you elect to keep outdoors. If you’re not careful, pests, bugs, and animals, not to mention heavy downpours, can damage your firewood, reducing its effectiveness. How to prevent this? If you’re keeping logs outside, cover them well, so they’re protected from the elements. What’s more, adding a layer of material to the bottom of your firewood store will help protect your logs from insects and dampness, helping them to last longer.
Think outside the box
When you think of firewood storage, your mind is probably drawn to outdoor wood boxes that take up far too much space. But if you’re keen to enhance the design of your outside log shelter, you need to think outside the box. Consider, for instance, painting your shelter with a bold, unique colour that adds some panache to your outside space. At the same time, a practical cross design within the structure will help you to organise your logs efficiently. If you’re planning to keep your logs indoors, a fashionable woven basket will suit many modern interiors effortlessly.
Even if you have the fanciest log shelter in the world, failing to stack your logs efficiently will render the whole thing as good as useless. As you may already be aware, taking the time to stack your logs properly makes the whole process much more hassle-free when you’re removing the required wood for your fire. Think about the positioning of big and small logs, and stack them accordingly, as this will ensure ease of access when you’re looking to build your fire.
When you’ve decided upon the perfect storage solution, you’re ready to stack your logs! Be sure to browse our Kiln Dried Firewood Collection, which is available in a range of weights and sizes so you can find the perfect firewood solution for your home.