The Science of Stacking Firewood

From Shaker rounds to ricks, here's a primer on methods of stacking firewood for maximum seasoning.



146 stacking firewood - classic cord of wood
The classic cord: 128 cubic feet of logs and air.
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146 stacking firewood 1 cover
Arrange for proper air flow and drainage when stacking firewood. A peaked roof of overlapping splits, shingles, tarp, or plastic will do the job nicely.
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146 stacking firewood 4 stacking methods
Top: Don't stack too tightly. Allow drying air to get at the logs. Bottom: Stack with irregularities in the pile, avoiding long vertical seams that might collapse.
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146 stacking firewood 3 shaker round
A Shaker round covered with thick shingles and surrounding a holed plastic leach field drainpipe.
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