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    Default Woodshed holding up, except getting empty

    Built a 48' woodshed last year in 16' sections. each section hold about 5 cords
    Holding up well in the wind so far. one section almost empty.
    Need an "Auto fill" mode.
    New catalytic stove is burning allot less wood. Old stove 10 cords, new I figure to be about 6 by mid April. Burn 24/7 since Oct.
    Most recent pictures: http://www.hearth.com/econtent/index...wthread/71478/

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    What kind of wood is that? Does it burn well? I live in the midwest & have not seen any with bark like that.

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    It's called birch

    Sweet woodshed. I built a 1.5 cord wood shed last summer. 5 cords would be even better.

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    Officially called "Paper birch".
    AKA, White birch, yellow birch, red birch. Seem different areas have slightly different characteristics & colors.
    Best BTU wood we have here, in Interior & South east Alaska. Burns great when seasoned a year or more.
    After fell it has to be cut & split in a year or so, the bark resists drying & it will rot pretty quick. Even the rounds will rot so splitting is a must for birch. Year or more to season well. New epa cat stove loves it.
    Also have a few cords of spruce.
    Forest service, Alaska, fire wood handout (various wood IDs):
    http://forestry.alaska.gov/pdfs/08BT...oodHandout.pdf
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    Well Done, First Class........

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    heylooks good! your the guy between the wasilla and palmer on hearth.com! nice seeing ya here too! what cat stove you running? great lokoing woodsheds
    Semper Fi!

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    Thanks AGL4now

    Quote Originally Posted by greythorn3 View Post
    heylooks good! your the guy between the wasilla and palmer on hearth.com! nice seeing ya here too! what cat stove you running? great lokoing woodsheds

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    That wood looks real easy to split , the red oak and Pecan we have here I get to use our 34 ton vertical log splitter.
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    at -10f, any wood splits easy.

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    I built one with pallets. Tear a pallet apart, and use the 2X4's, inserted half-way into a second pallet and nailed. Slip a third pallet onto the other end of the 2X4's, and you have a 'wall' roughly 40 in. by 80 in. My shed is 5 pallets wide by 6 deep (about 16/12 ft by 20 ft.), two pallets high at the back, three high at the front. Pallets laid on the ground for flooring. Pallets were free. I had 2X6's laying around for rafters, and some old plywood for roofing. I had to buy two sheets of 1/2 in. ply to finish the roof, then covered most the roof with aluminum siding/roof off an old junk travel trailer. Total invested - ~$50 bucks.

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    hows it been going this year?
    Semper Fi!

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