When buying hardwood, remember that first and foremost, it must be properly seasoned 6 to 9 months in advanced.

Firewood tips

The best way to get seasoned wood is to buy THIS years wood for NEXT year’s use.


Most softwoods will burn efficiently in the first year cut, or after being seasoned for at least 3 months.  Our softwoods are seasoned at least 6 months in advance of sale. 

Which kind of wood is better?

That depends on what you want.

If you are a first time fire-burner, or if you only want to burn a couple dozen fires a year: definitely go with a DRY softwood. Your odds for being happy are infinitely higher with a mix of softwood and hardwood. 

The fresh aroma of fir creates a lovely holiday ambiance! Fir seasons quickly, and when it is dry it is truly delightful, trouble free wood!  It's easy to get going. It smells great. It's easy to split for kindling. It creates BIG, friendly, luxurious fires! But, it doesn't last as long as any hardwood. 

You must feed a stove more frequently to keep it going with softwoods, and there is no guarantee that there will still be live hot coals in the morning. 

Cord for cord the hardwoods or mixed cords with hardwood & softwood may be more efficient.


Bill Owens

Phone: (775) 348-5895

Cell: (775) 690-9040


What REALLY causes creosote to build up? Creosote is the condensation of unburned, flammable particulates present in the exhausting flue gas (smoke). The actual cause of creosote condensation, is the surface temperature of the flue in which the flue gas comes in contact. Like hot breath on a cold mirror, if the surface temperature of the flue is cool, it will cause the vaporized carbon particles in the flue gas (smoke) to solidify. This condensation is creosote build-up. If the wood you are using is rain logged, or green, the fire will tend to smolder. Wet wood causes the whole system to be cool, and inefficient. But, dry wood means a hot fire! A hot fire means a hot flue, and a hot flue means much less creosote.