Firewood storage is still something I struggle with here. I can fill up our old tin shed with dry wood but it won't season in there as there's no air movement. The other lean-to part of the shed has been filled to the brim with wood to season but I still have lots to store.
I have messed about filling up pallets before now with wood to season, using collars to make them stackable. This really didn't work as the air couldn't get to the wood and it made it sweat and then go mouldy.
I needed a different approach.
Dad suggested I should use pallets but space the collars apart somehow. I thought he might be on to something. Ideally I wanted it to be open sided with a sloping roof and easy to move with the tractor. That way it could be seasoned anywhere on the smallholding and moved up to the house when it was needed.
I cut the front bit off the collar and fixed it higher so it holds it all rigid.
The idea worked great, I loved it so much I went straight back and made another!
I'm going to make a few more of these for the rest of the wood I have lay around the place. I just love the idea of bringing it up to the house when we want some more wood! It also looks like it'll season really well with air flow to all four sides. They also cost me nothing as I just used up scraps I had lay around along with the pallets and collars.
What do you think?
Do you like the idea and think it'll work well?
How do you season your firewood?