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You Will Need
- Drying conditions
- Elevated base
- Plastic sheet
- Pallets, blocks, or 2 x 4s (optional)
- Fence (optional)
Cut the wood the same length
Use a saw to cut all of the wood a uniform length – long enough to fit in your fireplace – so it will stack well in a single row.
Locate the stack in an area that gets plenty of sun and where the ends of the logs will be exposed to circulating air. This will encourage drying.
Provide an elevated base
Provide an elevated foundation so that air can pass beneath the stack. Keeping the wood off the ground will help it dry and will prevent mold growth.
Keep stack layers level
Stack the wood so that freestanding stacks have straight sides, and so the stacks don't lean. Keep the layers even and level.
Cover the stack
Cover the stack with plastic sheeting to protect it from rain. Leave some free space under the plastic for air circulation.