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    Hearth Hacks: 5 Tips for How to Split Firewood

    During the winter season, you probably regularly rely on your fireplace to keep your home warm and cozy. You’ve learned how to keep mice out of your pile, tips for stacking firewood, and tips for drying firewood. But do you know how to split firewood for even better seasoning and storage results? Different from cutting or chopping wood, split wood logs provide clean ...
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    Hearth Hacks: 5 Tips for How to Dry Firewood

    When wood is freshly cut or exposed to condensation, it can retain up to 100% moisture. As mentioned in our Why You Need Firewood Protection blog, firewood needs to have a moisture content of 20% or less for safe, quality fires. Without the right drying conditions, this can take months or even up to a year to achieve. Do you ...
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    Hearth Hack: How to Stack Firewood for Efficient Seasoning

    There’s not much more comforting than warm fires during the frigid fall or winter seasons. However, many suffer from poor-quality fires, which can also create health and home safety risks. Learn the proper techniques for how to stack firewood for better and safer fires all winter long. Why is Firewood Stacking Important? To Prevent Hazardous Wet Firewood. Freshly cut wood ...
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    5 Firewood Storage Sheds for Warmth All Winter

    While it’s a popular practice for homeowners to toss firewood in a pile against their home or shed, firewood needs to be properly stored in order to burn safely and efficiently.  As mentioned in our Why You Need Firewood Protection blog, dry, well-ventilated, and pest-free firewood guarantees better and safer fires. Firewood storage sheds keep your supply off the ground, away ...
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    How to Keep Mice Out of Your Firewood Storage

    There are few things more relaxing than winding down next to a warm a fire after a long day. However, this fun fades fast if you go to grab a fresh log only to discover that a family of mice has built a home in your firewood storage. While our recent post explains why you need firewood protection, mice are ...
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    Choosing the Right Fire Pit for Your Backyard

    Looking to heat up your outdoor space? Discover everything you need to know about finding the right fire pit for your backyard. Why Include a Fire Pit In Your Backyard? If you’re on the fence about investing in a fire pit, here are a few good reasons why you should: Adds an entertainment aspect. All summer long you can host ...
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    Fall Outdoor Entertaining Ideas

    The fall season is an exciting time for everyone: upcoming holidays, fun festivals and fairs, and more. While the weather may be chillier and greenery is dwindling for winter, your backyard can still be the ultimate spot for fall outdoor entertaining. Check out these fun and creative ideas for your next party this season. Fall Outdoor Entertaining Essentials No matter ...
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    Plan the Perfect Deck Party with these 6 Tips

    Host the ultimate backyard bash! A deck party is the ultimate way to gather with friends and family for a low key outdoor celebration. While it may seem intimidating to plan an outdoor event, we’ve got you covered. Here are 6 tips to help you plan the perfect deck party. 1. Decide on a theme for your deck party. Will ...
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    8 DIY Fire Pit Ideas to Heat Up Your Summer

    There’s not much that is more relaxing than sitting around the fire on a cool summer night with friends and family. Roasting marshmallows, having a few drinks, and telling some stories outside is the perfect way to provide cozy entertainment, and having a fire pit of your own makes this possible! If you’d like to create your own fire pit ...
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    Why You Need Firewood Protection

    Too often, firewood is piled up against someone’s home or shed with little thought to the risks it is exposed to. Leaving your firewood unprotected can diminish its efficiency and usability. Bottom line: protected firewood is quality firewood.  Find out why and how you can utilize firewood protection. For Seasoning Freshly cut wood retains too much moisture to burn properly. ...