I built this quickie firewood shelter over the last week or so. I really needed to get my firewood stacked before it got cold out and the snow covered the ground. All of that is generally something around Christmas time - so - I am ahead of schedule.
I was wanting it be be finished my Columbus Day week. It's done early.
The shelter is full 8 feet long and a full 4 feet deep. The back wall is 4-1.2 feet high and the front is 5 feet high. I stuffed above that in between the framing for the roof. It is safe to say - there is 1.25 cords INSIDE that little shelter. There was more wood in the pile and I stacked it outside the shelter about another 1/4 cord. All together - that's about 1-1/3 cords, on the conservative side.
I stacked about half the pile today, and the other half after work, a little at a time, this past week.
Soo - the wood is all stacked, except a couple of small piles around the yard.
Conservatively I have 6 cords stacked in the video. Realistically - there is between 7-8 cords.
I burn about 1.5 to 2.0 cords per year and that is my primary heat source.
I figure about $400 for the heating season from Late October to mid April.
The only time I use the furnace and burn oil is on mid October and late April to take the chill off. Days that are in the extreme cold for this New England Area - I do NOT burn oil - there is no need to do that.
I burn only premium wood that is 2 years old.