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    Weekend work in East Freetown, Ma.

    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.






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    well Leo, O got to say, I watched all your hard work and now I need to take a nap....
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
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    As a compulsive finicky wood stacker I have to say well done, Leo. When there's a foot of snow on the ground, there's something comforting in having those neatly stacked rows of warmth and cheer sitting there waiting their turn to go to the show.

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    Awesome. Amazing how you got the wood trained to jump onto the trailer then jump into the shelter.

    Great supply of fuel. Lots of stacking. Did you also cut and split it all?
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    $400 for the heating season, that's pretty good!

    Very artisitic video too, nice music.

    Now when you go to the Doc next time and he says your a healthy as a horse, you'll know why.

    Especially if it takes a couple of aspirines to get the creaks out the next morning--lol
    It's kind of fun to do the impossible

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Calver View Post
    As a compulsive finicky wood stacker I have to say well done, Leo. When there's a foot of snow on the ground, there's something comforting in having those neatly stacked rows of warmth and cheer sitting there waiting their turn to go to the show.
    I love the woodstove and the firewood.

    Ted - as a compulsive finicky stacker myself - I understand what you said. thank you

    I still need to straighten it up a bit.

    I have one more corragated roof to make - then I am going to trim the top of the outer stack - than cover it.

    I keep telling people that the woodstack NEEDS to "look" cool too.

    The wood I burn is always 2 years old, oak and maple.

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    Leo, Ted, and any of you other finicky woodpile stackers, I hereby issue a challenge:



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    Gorgeous - and WAY WAY beyond me.

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    Wow, I've never seen anything like those pics before.

    You guys like to stack, I like to split by hand with an axe.

    No actuly I like to sit in front of the fire on a cold night after

    a good meal and just relax.

    I've lived in many places, a few had fireplaces, and one a nice

    woodstove, but I have to admit the convenience of central

    heating and the comfort is nice too.
    It's kind of fun to do the impossible

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    I have a Jotul Oslo 500 woodstove in the middle of my living room.

    The room has changed hugely since I shot the video 5 years ago.


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