We got a couple of questions after the Staying Warm post about how we handle wood storage. One of the big benefits of fuel oil is it’s energy-dense, so it doesn’t take up as much physical space as several cords of wood. But, hey, we live in Maine and extra space isn’t really a problem. The bigger issue is making sure it stays dry.
The current solution is one we inherited from the prior owners of this house, and it’s admittedly ugly:
This is where the wood lives most of the time. However, the Maine State constitution requires anyone burning wood must move it at least three times before it hits the stove, so once a month we reload our basement:
I can’t fathom there are any other questions about this, but let us know.