This video shows a quick process from start to finish and briefly talks about selecting the type of wood, shows it being cut, hauled away, and stacked.
Here are some videos from Paul's thread above about easier and safer ways to chop firewood.
This video has a lot of good tips for stacking firewood such as cutting your wood the same length and laying it on level wood pieces to get it off the ground to keep it dry and from rotting. Do not cover the logs. The logs need air movement and sunlight.
Be safe when using hand tools and using chainsaws, be aware of your surroundings, work at your own risk, and enjoy cutting firewood!
All of the wood must be about 15.5 inches long. Nothing is allowed to be shorter than 15 inches and nothing longer than 16 inches.
To get certified for this BB, post the following pics.
- Your dead standing wood you are starting with
- The wood cut
- starting the stack (and it is clear that the wood is all about 15 to 16 inches long)
- the stack about 2/3 done (still clear that all of the wood is all about 15 to 16 inches long)
- the completed stack (still clear that all of the wood is all about 15 to 16 inches long)
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.
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