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Last Updated: 23rd Jul 2024

What is the difference between seasoned and unseasoned wood?

The Difference between Seasoned and Unseasoned
When compared to green wood, aged wood is gray or dark. The wood inside is white with small cracks in the inner ring. It will be very brittle. Unseasoned wood looks fresh and new in the middle, even though it has been seasoned.

What happens to unseasoned wood if you do not have a seasoned wood stove?

Unseasoned wood can cause water vapour to form when it is combined with other gases or particles. If the chimney is not kept warm, this will cause condensation, which then forms a creosote substance that hardens into tar. If excessive tar is formed in a chimney, a chimney fire can pose a serious risk.

What does it mean for wood seasoned? Simply put, wood that has been seasoned has been left to dry for a prolonged time so that the moisture from the tree's sap and cells has evaporated. Seasoned firewood can be distinguished from green and kiln dried wood.

Also, find out what unseasoned timber means.

Unseasoned Timber means timber that has not been dried to a moisture content that is compatible with its intended environment (e.g., 12% for indoor flooring in Victoria or 16% for outdoor decking in Victoria in June).

Is it necessary to cover wood for seasoning?

Firewood should be left exposed so that it can dry properly. However, this is not possible when snow, rain, and ice can quickly cover winter firewood. It is best to cover your woodpile with a good cover. Make sure it is slanted so moisture can be emitted from the base.