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Quality Maine Firewood Seasoned or Green!
Wooden Nickels is a Maine owned and operated company that proudly serves the greater Portland, Maine region along with Falmouth, Maine, Gorham, Maine, Windham, Maine and more.
We offer clients the highest quality firewood for sale. Rot-free seasoned dry or green hardwood. When it comes to firewood, we can just about do it all!
We work closely alongside our customers, and can cut your firewood to ANY size request in Yarmouth, Maine, Windham, Maine and more. It's this client-based approach to business which truly sets us apart from the competition.
In addition to our excellent service and prompt delivery, you will find our prices to be very competitive. Simply put, We don't think you should have to empty your wallet to receive our unbeatable products! On top of that, we even offer guaranteed full cord Measurements.
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So, how are you supposed to determine the quality of firewood?
content is easily the most important quality to look for in your
Firewood with a moisture content higher than 25 percent will burn, but it will be hard to light and keep them burning and they will make a lot of smoke. In addition to this, much of its energy content will be wasted right up the chimney.
Firewood should be between 15 and 20 percent moisture to burn properly. To get that dry it must be split and stacked in the open for at least a full summer.
Regardless of species,
all wood contains about the same energy content per
That being said, different species DO vary in density. Traditionally, the favored trees in central North America were oak and maple because they are very dense and will eventually lead to the creation of long-lasting coals.
Firewood for Sale in Cumberland, Maine
Density of Wood
The BTU, or heat content, of a fire depends on several properties of the firewood, including density, amount of resin and moisture content. Softwoods are less dense than hardwoods because they have a higher resin and moisture content.
All firewood dried to the same
moisture content contains approximately the same BTUs per pound.
However, the densest woods can be dried more, which makes more
Firewood with low moisture content produces more BTUs than green firewood. This is why the best firewood has been seasoned, or dried. Properly seasoned firewood has about 7,700 BTUs per pound, while green firewood has only about 5,000 BTUs per pound. To get the maximum BTUs from your hardwood firewood, allow your firewood to air-dry for six to eight months after cutting. This will reduce the wood's moisture content by around 15 to 20 percent. High resin content in the wood can also lower BTUs. Hardwood should be cut during winter or early spring, when resin levels are lowest.
To increase the BTUs from your firewood, store the wood outside in a covered area at least 25 feet from the house. The stacked wood should be kept free of weeds and debris.
These measures will increase air circulation around the wood, keeping it dry. Only keep small amounts of the wood indoors.
If wood is stored inside, the heat may cause insect eggs to hatch or fungi spores to mature, which will cause the wood to rot.
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We currently offer firewood to all the residents of Gorham, Maine and Falmouth, Maine. If you happen to live in Portland, Maine or Cumberland, Maine, what are you waiting for? Pick up the phone today and speak with one of the friendly representatives here at Wooden Nickels. We love providing Yarmouth, Maine residents with unbeatable service and even better firewood for sale!
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