Lay the wooden pallet on a flat, level surface. Stack rows of firewood on the pallet from front to back. Make sure the rows are straight. Leave an air gap of 3 inches between rows.
Remove the individual boards from one pallet. Lay the lumber strips across the firewood rows to create an airspace between the layers of firewood.
Stack rows of firewood on top of the pallet lumber. Stack the firewood in this fashion until the remaining firewood is stacked on the pallet.
Create a cover for two sides of the wood pile with 4 mm clear plastic. The firewood should be covered to protect it against inclement weather, however the sides should still allow air infiltration. Drape the clear plastic away from the firewood creating a tent effect for water to shed away from wood pile. The makeshift greenhouse created by the plastic will keep the woodpile dry and season wood that could still have moisture.
Place something heavy on top of the wood pile to prevent the plastic from blowing away. You can use spare wood, a tire, or anything of substantial bulk to keep the plastic in place. Place bricks on top of the plastic to weigh it down.
Things You Will Need
- Clear plastic
- Firewood stacked directly on the ground will absorb water.
- Remove the bark from green firewood to aid in the seasoning process.