November 4, 2010

Three Ways to Stack Firewood


For the past six weeks, I've done little other than stack firewood. I woke up early and stacked wood. I stacked wood at lunch. I stacked wood in the dark. I dreamed about stacking wood. There were times when I would be stacking for hours and it would feel like the pile got larger, not smaller. There were also times when I wanted to build a massive and unsteady pile of wood, lay on the ground and let it topple on top of me.

But I finally prevailed. Man beats trees like rock beats scissors. In addition to a many-beer celebration accomplishing the task, I also wrote about the stacking process for Popular Mechanics. In the article, I compared three different methods of wood stacking, judging each for stability, speed, ease of stack, that sort of thing.

If you're interested, check out the article here.

If you're not, check out the Tool Snob retrospective that I wrote a couple years ago here (it's worth it for the photo).

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Posted by Doug Mahoney at November 4, 2010 11:50 AM
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