Solid Wood: All About Chopping, Drying and Stacking Wood — and the Soul of Wood-Burning

 

Wonderful article from the New York Times here.  Excerpts worthy of review beyond thumbing through on a smart phone:

  • ““Solid Wood,” the title of Mr. Mytting’s book, has a double meaning in Norwegian, signifying also a person with a strong, dependable character.”
  • “What I’ve learned is that you should not ask a Norwegian what he likes about firewood, but how he does it — because that’s the way he reveals himself,” said Mr. Mytting. “You can tell a lot about a person from his firewood stack.”
  • “I like to have the bark facing down,” he explained. “That’s the way I learned from my grandfather, and I believe it’s drier that way. But I respect that there are different ways to do it — and basically the most important thing is how much air you leave around the logs.”
  • Got to love the Scandinavian temperament of acceptance: “I respect that there are different ways to do it”.

 

Oslo Journal

Bark Up or Down? Firewood Splits Norwegians

 

Kyrre Lien for The New York Times

Lars Mytting at his home in Elverum, Norway. His best-selling book, “Solid Wood: All About Chopping, Drying and Stacking Wood — and the Soul of Wood-Burning,” inspired a TV program about cutting, stacking and burning firewood.

Comments

  1. matt dubbe says:

    crack it. stack it. the art is in the act of processing the heat source and the epiphanies unveiled in the process.
    what other material produces oxygen as it is manufactured (grown), becomes a carbon sink during it’s life and then can be harvested for the structure, the cladding, the finish, the artwork, the furniture and the heat source for the sauna sensation.
    replant as you expire aged material.
    it’s all about having good wood.

  2. Where can I buy this book?

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