firewood info

Sizes

A Cord of Firewood

bush cord

Three face cords
3x 16" x 4' x 8'
or 4'x4'x'8' or 128 Cubic Feet

face cord

16" x 4' x 8'

Stove cord

12" x 4' x 8'
for smaller stoves

  • wood attracts moisture
  • keep your wood up off the ground
  • stack to enable air flow (bark up)
  • cover top to keep the elements out
  • firewood takes at least 6 months to season
  • it will turn a grey colour, split on the end
  • bring a day’s worth inside before burning
  • wood stove safe zone: 150 – 300 °C
  • ash is used in the winter months as it can be burned right away
  • do not burn wet wood in a wood stove
  • Not only does it destroy (rust) the chimney, but creosote will build up – risk of chimney fire is just a matter of time.
  • clean your chimney every year
  • use cheaper softwoods in spring and fall
  • always obey fire regulations, be safe

firewood
tips

Common wood used for burning

From hardest to softest
harder burns longer

Ironwood
Rock elm
Hickory
Oak
Sugar Maple
Beech
Yellow Birch
Ash
Red Elm
Red Maple
Tamarack
Douglas Fir
White Birch
Manitoba Maple
Red Adler
Hemlock
Poplar
Pine
Basswood
Spruce
Balsam

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