Nice Batch of Oak Firewood Yesterday

(The stuff on top.) It’s healthy oak, not rotted out with sudden oak death disease. I’ve got 2-3 years of firewood ready to cut up and split. I love getting out and foraging…

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

3 Responses to Nice Batch of Oak Firewood Yesterday

  1. Well… My own philosophy is that it isn't "firewood" until it's seasoned, cut stove-length, split stove-size, and stacked under cover within a step or two of the front door of the house. What you have there is a big pile of future labor. (Said the guy who just came in from clearing new ground and planting the last of 200 new trees – some time you'd think I'd learn…)

  2. Nothing feels better than getting the firewood sorted for the next year. I've been pollarding willow lately and although I know it's not the best firewood, in our stove it burns well and is a useful firewood, I've been planting patches of it for future use to harvested on a 5 year rotation. Being a carpenter also helps with my supply of firewood!

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