Home Maintenance Tip: Chop Wood for Wood Burning Fireplaces

HomeZada Chop Wood for Wood Burning FireplacesWith the weather still nice and a great way to continue with the summer workouts, chopping wood for the winter can be that very task. First, you will need a supply of wood for your wood burning stove or fireplace to start this process. Fall weather is a great time and provides a great opportunity to secure your word and getting the chopping completed before winter and the need for the solution. Some of you are lucky enough to have wood already delivered and chopped, but for those of you who are not, it’s time to get busy. Try to create a relatively dry place to store the wood that is also relatively accessible to the home during the winter. A dry area like under a covered deck or porch near a door is a great location for wood storage. 


Always be careful when chopping wood as axes are sharp and can do some serious damage. Keep children and pets away from the area and also use good chopping technique so as not to hurt yourself. We found this helpful hint from Mark P 0177 on YouTube that helps when chopping wood. Using something old to make a home maintenance task easier is a great home maintenance hack.

Of course if you have a lot of wood to split or do not feel comfortable using an axe, you can buy or rent a wood splitter.  Before using the splitter, read the instruction manual to help you understand how to use the system and to prepare for safety.