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How To Properly Store Wood Outdoors

December 21, 2022 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Normally, you need firewood if you have a BBQ, fire pit, or fireplace. And where there is firewood, there should be efficient, tidy, and proper firewood storage. Throwing logs into a pile shouldn’t count as storage enough. Remember, wood is very susceptible to rain and snow. Storing firewood improperly can create a breeding ground for small beetles, wasps, wood roaches, weevils, pillbugs, etc. These unpleasant creatures can make a cozy home in dead wood and wreak havoc on your porch, wood deck, home’s foundation, or other nearby structures. That isn’t what you want! Let’s see how to properly store wood outdoors.  Stack... View Article

The Different Types of Firewood and Their Benefits

September 28, 2022 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Nothing is nicer on a cool evening than sitting around a warm fire either in your living room or outside using a fire pit. If you are going to make a fire, you will want to choose the right wood for it. As there are various types of firewood available, knowing which types of wood are best is important. Why Is Choosing the Right Wood Important? Choosing the right type of wood for your fire is very important as it can significantly impact your overall experience. With the right wood, you will get a great smell, enjoy a longer burn... View Article

What’s the Best Way to Keep Termites Away from Your Firewood?

July 10, 2020 2:58 am Published by Leave your thoughts

If you enjoy having fires, whether in an outdoor fire pit or in an indoor fireplace, you’ll want to be well-stocked on wood all year long so you can keep the fires going. Of course, the more wood you have, the more storage space you’ll need, and if you don’t know how to store firewood, you will likely end up with wood that rots or gets chewed up by termites. With this in mind, here’s a quick overview of how to keep termites away from firewood in Utah. There are several main factors to consider: Location: You should always keep... View Article

Which Firewood Burns the Longest? Here’s How to Choose Your Firewood

April 22, 2020 5:14 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Many people are surprised to learn that not all wood is equal when it comes to being used as firewood. Different types and species of wood burn in different ways. You’ll need different kinds of wood based on whether you’re building the fire indoors or outdoors, and depending on how long you want the wood to burn for. Here’s a quick overview of what you should know about selecting the longest-lasting firewood in Utah so you get the best wood for your needs. Choosing the species Obviously, all wood is going to burn. The differences in wood from species to... View Article

Does Frost Damage Wood?

January 3, 2020 12:12 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Winter weather can be traumatic for wood if it’s not properly cared for. Whether you’re burning a fire in your stove or you’re worried about the condition of your wooden deck, it’s only natural to wonder about the relationship between frost and wood in Utah as the cold weather sets in. What happens to wood when it’s cold? As the temperature dips closer to freezing, the humidity in the air drops, too, leaving your wood shrunken to its smallest size. When the air warms up again, your wood will swell as it soaks up the returning humidity. This process can... View Article