Firewood and efficient burning

March 8, 2013 – 1:00am
Bob Weinstein | Living Better

I thought I was obsessive about firewood — finding, cutting, splitting and stacking — because I heat my home with wood. After reading Lars Mytting’s “Solid Wood: All About Chopping, Drying and Stacking Wood — and the Soul of Wood-Burning” about Norwegians’ love affair with wood, I discovered I’m not alone. I’m not talking about hundreds or thousands of people, but more than a million.

In Norway, firewood is a national obsession. In fact, one of the most popular TV shows, “National Firewood Night,” was a 12-hour program about firewood. No joke, 12 hours. It’s not hard to understand when you consider that 1.2 million Norwegian homes have fireplaces, wood stoves or both. The TV show was based upon Mytting’s best-selling book. KEEP READING >>