Monthly Archives: August 2017

  • The Beauty of Norwegian Wood

    The Beauty of Norwegian Wood Norwegian Wood is a non-fiction book by Scandinavian novelist Lars Mytting. The English translation earned the British Book Industry Awards’ Non-Fiction Book of the Year title for 2016 – and more than half a million copies have been sold in all languages. Norway’s Love of Wood For the Norwegians, your home’s woodstove is almost a sacred thing; it’s a source of heat and light in an emergency even today, but it began as the central point of the home; much of household culture there developed around it. Second most sacred is the woodpile –...
  • How to Light the Perfect Fire

    How to Light the Perfect Fire   Getting the perfect fire going in your fireplace or stove can take a little time, especially if you’re not yet used to lighting fires or feel out of practice. We recommend that you practice often, with plenty of roaring fires! However, most of all, we thought we’d offer a few tips. Assemble your Tools To light your fire, you’ll want a long match or taper (and possibly even some spares!), eight pieces of wood kindling, three small kiln dried hardwood logs and one wood wool firelighter. These will...
  • Have Your Say: The Community Poll

    As you may know, at Logs Direct we run a community poll regularly. The current question? Your favourite species of wood to burn. Currently Ash is easily leading the field with over half of the vote, while Oak has a little over a quarter and Alder brings up the rear. If you haven’t already voted, there’s still time – but are you prepared for the vote? Putting them to the Test You can order one of our speciality Kiln Dried Hardwood Crates  – this would come to you as a specific wood type including Oak, Ash, Birch, and...
  • Seasoning Wood

    Getting Wood ready for the fire There are two key ways to prepare your firewood for a modern wood burning stove, they can be Placed in a modern commercial  Biomass fired kiln where  careful monitoring  with  specialist equipment is needed to reduce the moisture in as little as 12-16 days to the required level, but it is a very expensive option. Seasoning wood is simpler, though it takes much longer. It’s often treated as a two-step process. Fresh Felled to Air Dry Fresh felled wood can have a moisture content of up to 75% -over half of the weight...

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