Mike Haasl wrote:I've been cutting down dying birch trees and bucking/splitting them for use in two winters. I stack in a holzhausen style which is a round wood pile. We can get 4-5 cords of wood into a 10x10 footprint. Due to drying issues in the core of the pile, this year we're doing two cylindrical stacks and trying to leave the core open. We'll also take some pallet wood and make a roof over the stacks so it looks like a single pitch version Shakespeare's globe theater.
The holzhausen started today with the rings of wood that start the stacks on an inward tilt. We reuse them because it takes a while to find chunks that lay flat.
Starting pile of wood is 10' long (per tape measure on the ground) and the general middle height is 3' so it's well over 1/2 face cord.
Mike Haasl wrote:I had wondered if it would make a good deer hunting blind.