The right tools: Cutting wood

By The Helpful Engineer / On / In Technical & Discussion

Using a maul to split wood
Using a maul to split wood

In a previous post we discussed the importance of only burning dry seasoned firewood. I mentioned that I bought my own firewood, already cut, seasoned and dried for our wood burning stove, click here.

However, a few months ago I was given some excess timber by a local builder who was clearing some hard wood trees. I left these outside to season but our summer was unseasonally wet. Last week I decided to split this timber up into logs to store under cover and allow to dry. I quickly discovered that I knew very little about splitting wood.

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