Homeowners who own fireplaces for cooking, have traditionally ‘robust’ kitchens – they enjoy the smells and tastes that it produces and/or perhaps just the ambiance of it. These folks are definitely very knowledgeable about the different types of firewoods that are great for fires, in addition to the different types of woods that are available generally. The reason you would want to get your hands on a specific type of wood, it could be that it results in less smoke; and more heat; and maybe for a unique smell or flavour (mmmm hickory smoked beef, apple-wood smoked porkkk 🙂 ). We make special mention of which types of wood are the best firewood for splitting as well, as it makes a difference when you get out your log splitter or axe to prepare for the winter.
Some woods are easier than others to handle. Hardwoods, such as birch, hickory, hard maple, and oak are options for wood burning purposes, they are also fantastic for wooden stoves, in addition to fireplaces. These woods create high heat with little to no smoke. Pine wood is typically good for kindling, and when used along with hardwoods, which are best for regular and slow burn combustion, are the perfect combination for your home-fire needs. Here is a list of great firewood for splitting and burning:
Every stack of firewood needs a firewood holder, or a ‘firewood for splitting’ rack -how organized do you want to be? These are needed to store and hold your firewood. It gives you easy access to wood whenever you want to start fire in your fire place area or kitchen stove.
It is best suggested that you keep these holders outside, possibly in a backyard close to your log splitter. If you plan to have it inside, there are wood holders designed to put alongside indoor fireplace. The many types of firewoods available make wood-cooking and warming during winter more convenient together with the right type of holder that goes with it. Check out the firewood holders that we recommend at the following link.