Oak firewood is one of the most popular firewoods in the United States. It is a hardwood that will burn hot and warm your home for a long time.
White oak is among the most preferred kinds of firewood used in the United States, with red oak following closely in use. White oak burns hot without having much smoke, yet it is not easy to split.
Recently cut, or green, wood retains water and is troublesome to burn. White oak especially must be seasoned prior to being burned. Make it possible for it to dry out for a minimum of one full year before putting to use as firewood.
Moisture content in firewood and the temperature at which it is burned determines the amount of creosote that is created inside a chimney. Typically, softwoods such as pines– not hardwoods such as oaks– make the highest amount of creosote.
Assessed in British Thermal Units (BTUs), white oak places with the hottest burning woods in the United States, at 30,600,000 BTUs per cord of dried wood. Red oak produces 27,300,000 BTUs per cord.
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Dobbelare Distributing Hardwood Firewood is aged for a minimum of one year to ensure proper burning and minimize excess smoke. Our typical mix includes Oak, Cherry, and Hickory. Wood is available in select single specimens upon request.