5 Firewood FAQ’s

Trailer of dry firewoodFirewood is the great for heating you during this winter.

Here are 5 of the frequently asked questions about firewood:

1.If you buy green wood, is it heavier than dry wood?
2.Will buying green wood or wet wood, cost you more?
3.What is the most popular firewood in Western Australia?
4.What are the things to consider in buying firewood?
5.How should I store firewood to prevent bugs attacking it?

If you buy green wood, is it heavier than dry wood?

Yes. Unseasoned or green wood is heavier than dry wood because it contains a lot of moisture (water). If the wood is heavy and has sap leaking out of it then it is not time to burn it. Burning green wood will waste your time waiting long hours to let the water evaporate and dry out enough to give you the heat you are looking for.

To know whether the wood is seasoned, knock two logs together. The logs are seasoned if you hear a sharp ringing sound, cracked on the ends, and doesn’t have that real woody smell.

Will buying green wood or wet wood, cost you more?

Yes, if you buy wood by weight then green wood or wet wood will cost you more because it weighs more than dry wood. Then you will have to store it for a least a season before you can use it.

Will I burn hard or soft wood?

You can burn either of the two. Just make sure that the wood is dry and seasoned. If you want hotter smouldering coals for longer time, burn hard firewood like oak, locust or hickory. For short fires, use soft maple, birch, any soft firewood.

What is the most popular firewood in Western Australia?

Jarrah is the most popular firewood in Western Australia, it is easy to burn and you can buy it locally at West Coast Timbers. At West Coast Timbers we also sell Tuart and Marri if you would like to add a slow burning wood to keep the heat in your house all night long.

How should I store firewood to prevent bugs attacking it?

Construct proper firewood storage to protect the firewood as well as your home from termites and other pests. Locate your storage at least 3 metres from the house to keep pests away. Place logs 15 centimeters off the ground to avoid infestation. Make sure your wood is cover or in a shed to prevent it getting wet.

5 Firewood FAQ’s

Feel free to ask West Coast Timbers about your firewood.

We sell quality Jarrah Firewood at $90 a trailer load, pre-split convenient size to fit your average size firebox. Clean firewood ready to burn, Jarrah mill ends and bush wood, all wood is seasoned and dried ready to go. Firewood loads that are nicely sizedhand split good quality wood, ready to burn and keep you warm.

Call us today on 9720 2561, bring your trailer and pick up a load of wood the easy way.

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