In a previous post, we took a look at our Wrought Iron Log Rings, which are a great way to store your fireside logs. But what about your log pile? How should this firewood be stored?
Laid On A Flat, Dry Surface
The surface in which the logs are stacked should be checked to ensure it is both flat and dry. If possible, the logs should sit above the ground. Otherwise a sheet can be placed between the logs and the ground.
The top of the log pile should be covered. This can be covered with a roof or a sheet can be placed on top. This stops excessive water from reaching your log pile.
The sides of your log piles can be left open. If there is a particular side which is more prone to rainfall, this can be covered.
Positioning The Stack
When deciding where to stack your logs, a point to note is which direction the majority of wind flows. If possible the logs should be stacked parallel to this air flow. This allows the wind to blow right through the stack. Leaving adequate space between your stacked logs will also help for better airflow.
The above points are very much our philosophy when air-drying our timber, in the form of the Grand Baluchon. Air is able to flow straight through the bale, whilst the base and the top are covered.