Kiln-Dried Firewood in Maine

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Kiln Dried Firewood
Seasoned firewood is wood that has had at least a 6 to 12 month drying process. It is important to season firewood so that it burns efficiently when used in an open fire or wood burner.

A variety of hardwoods and softwoods can be seasoned and used as firewood, but some will burn better than others. If you are buying seasoned firewood then look for pieces that have uniform length straight grain, knots and splits have been removed, and they show no signs of having been soaked in water which would indicate that the wood has been freshly cut and is still high in moisture content.

However, as the summer winds down so does the availability of seasoned firewood. Day Logging Co. Kiln Driaed Firewood is available year-round. We cut, split and kiln dry our firewood to ensure that it’s easier to light and burns cleaner than other firewood – plus we also make sure it’s completely free of pests and fungus.

Not only will your fire burn hotter, cleaner and longer, but the kiln drying process helps to prevent mold and fungus from forming on your firewood and getting into your home.Our kiln dried firewood is perfect for indoor fires and can be used in wood burners, fireplace or wood stove.

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Retail Firewood Selling
When the weather becomes cold, many people start looking for firewood as a source of heating fuel. Burning wood as fuel is one of the oldest ways to produce heat and survive extremely cold temperatures. It is still being used in communities today that don’t have access to other cheap sources. If you live in such an area and happen to have an overabundance of logs, it may present an excellent business opportunity. However, selling firewood is not as straightforward. To sell firewood as a retail product, you need to take sizing considerations and its quantity before selling.

Selling by the Cord

To understand selling firewood at retail, you need to understand your consumer first. Consumer requirements for firewood are primarily for indoor heating using fireplaces and in fire pits when spending time outdoors. As a result, you need to cut firewood to a certain length. Additionally, they need a stockpile for future use. As a market standard, firewood is sold by the cord – a measure of firewood volume coming out to 128 cubic feet. There is no specified length you can cut to; as long as it fulfills consumer requirements, you’ll be fine.
Know Your Customer
You’re selling firewood at retail to the general public; hence you need to give them options. Selling by the cord but giving them product options is an excellent way to add value to it. For example, you can bundle different lengths of firewood so that you can cater to a diverse market. This will increase your sales volume and make sure your business remains profitable.
Wholesale Firewood Selling
Firewood is one of the most essential fuels for winter in cold climates, especially in areas where no other fuel source may be present. These regions are normally marked by rough terrain but have an abundance of trees to support the need. If you live in such an area and own forested land, then you may benefit from a business whose objective is selling firewood. Though selling retail firewood is a much more lucrative business, selling firewood at wholesale may be more feasible at the start of your business.
Selling by the Truck
Selling firewood at wholesale entails that you want to sell large quantities of it to bulk buyers. These buyers are normally firewood processing mills that season and cut it into a retail product. It can then be resold at a margin in the consumer market. In order for these mills to make a profit, they need to buy bulk firewood at a fraction of the unit price of a cord – the volumetric measurement of wood for sale.

When selling wholesale to these suppliers, you’ll need to determine the volume of wood logs that you have. Other than that, you need to consider your transportation cost as you’ll be selling long logs that can fit inside your truck. The costs for cutting and transportation should be kept in mind when selling firewood at wholesale; otherwise, they may end up cutting into your profits. When transporting firewood logs, owing to their moisture content, make sure to keep weight considerations in mind as wood logs are quite heavy when freshly cut.

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