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Understanding the Importance of Using Seasoned Firewood in Utah

July 11, 2019 10:50 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Think for a moment about some of the characteristics of an enjoyable night spent around the fireplace. You’re likely picturing a relaxing fire that burns slowly and generates a comforting warmth on chilly nights. In order to create such a night, however, you will need a certain type of wood, or you might find yourself spending more time keeping the fire going than actually enjoying it. Read on to learn about the type of firewood in Utah you will need for the perfect night. What is seasoned firewood? In order to receive the necessary nutrients, fresh wood is filled with... View Article

What Wood Burns the Longest as Firewood?

June 27, 2019 10:50 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

All firewood in Utah is not created equal, and if you don’t select the right type, you could spend the majority of the time you should be devoting to enjoying the fire simply trying to keep it going. Follow along with this guide to learn about nine different types of slow-burning firewood that will help you create the perfect fire: Hickory: Hickory firewood is well known for producing a significant amount of heat with its high British Thermal Unit (BTU) yield. Even if you aren’t using your fireplace to stay warm right now, because of this wood’s popularity, it is... View Article

Signs That Indicate a Wooden Log is Going Bad

May 14, 2019 8:05 am Published by Leave your thoughts

It’s always important to keep an eye out for signs of wet or dry rot in timbers, especially if you keep them outside. These types of rot differ in some ways, though have the same result in that they weaken the structural integrity of the wood in Utah. Dry rot is an infestation of a living fungus, while wet rot occurs as a result of the natural decay of the wood due to elevated moisture content. Dry rot is the much more serious problem between the two, and typically requires the use of a chemical fungicide to eliminate the fungal... View Article

Which Woods Handle Wet Weather Better?

March 29, 2019 10:48 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

It’s no surprise that wood’s number one enemy is moisture. Just ask anyone who’s ever tried to start a campfire after a rainstorm or who’s tried building something with a warped piece of lumber! But did you know that different types of wood handle moisture better than others? Continue reading to learn which woods handle moisture the best, and which you need to avoid the next time you’re buying firewood in Utah: Mahogany: Durable and fine-grained, mahogany stands up to water really well. It resists shrinking, swelling and warping, which makes it an excellent option to build boats. As if... View Article

How to Season Firewood in Utah

November 2, 2018 9:19 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Burning firewood is an excellent way to heat your home this winter without driving up your utility costs. However, if this is your first winter heating your home with firewood, you’ll want to be sure you’re preparing it correctly. The best firewood to use in your wood-burning stove or fireplace is dried and seasoned. If you’re attempting to burn “green” or “wet” unseasoned wood, you’ll have a harder time getting the fire to light or produce the heating results you want. Green firewood is inexpensive and easy to season, but not a lot of people know how to do it... View Article