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Warm Up With Firewood

By Kim Filler

There are as

many types of firewood on the market, as there are fireplaces.

If you have been heating your home with firewood, you are likely

educated in the various types of wood available. If you are

considering a wood-burning stove to heat your home or cottage,

the following is a summary of the most popular types of wood


Ash, Oak, Beech, Birch, Hickory and Hard Maple are by far the

best types of wood to use. They each produce a high amount of

heat, which is one of the most important considerations. Each

of these species burn extremely well, and they are all

relatively easy to split. Another feature of these types is

that they produce very little heavy smoke and very few sparks.

Aside from the species mentioned above, Soft Maple, Black

Cherry, and Yellow Pine are the next best to use. The Soft

Maple and Black Cherry each produce a decent amount of heat, but

they both burn well and are easy to split. They also produce a

low amount of heavy smoke and sparks. Yellow Pine is also quite

a decent wood to use. The only significant drawback with Pine

is that it tends to smoke a lot, and it may not be ideal for

burning inside your home.

Elm, Sweetgum, Basswood, Poplar, and White Pine are all decent

species. If you are unable to get any of the wood mentioned

above, these will work just fine. None of them produce an

impressive amount of heat, but in certain cases some heat is

better than none. These species also produce more smoke and

sparks than the aforementioned. The Elm and Sweetgum tend not

to burn very well, and they are often difficult to split. These

woods should be used when you have no other choices available to


As is the case with any heating system, your wood-burning stove

should be installed by a professional. It must be checked and

maintained annually, along with your chimney. Remember to

always make safety a priority, and to keep your fireplace tools

and fire extinguisher close by in case of an


About the Author: Kim Filler loves to sit

in her favorite chair watching the flames dance in her

fireplace. When she is not trying to build the perfect fire,

she writes freelance articles for


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