Kiln Dried Firewood For Sale Boston
About our Firewood
Due to COVID-19 and social distancing we cannot currently provide stacking services we will resume when closer contact is safe.
BostonFirewood.com is a local supplier of kiln-dried firewood that sells and delivers in the Boston Massachusetts and the Metro West area year round. We select the highest quality wood sources and continually monitor that the wood is clean, bug-free and has the correct low moisture content to the wood so it will burn well. We know that our customers are looking for wood that will light easily and burn brightly, easy to get, ready to burn and the quantity you want. We are service centric. Not what the firewood supplier wants to sell you.
Our wood is indoors wood. Sort of like some cats are just indoor cats that never go outside. We do this so that there is no mud or wetting of the wood from the time it is cut on the wood processor right through to when we deliver the wood to you the wood has been kept on clean dry paved surfaces and in metal bins or stacked inside out of the elements.
When buying firewood from a local supplier one of the ways to make sure you get a quality product is to visit the companies yard and look at the wood yard, the wood and how they handle the wood. The process they use will show you what to expect in the end product you receive. All of the factors combined together makes for clean good burning firewood. Wood is wood but not all wood is good kiln dried firewood and our customers see and know the difference.
How to pick a supplier
If a supplier does not allow you to see the wood and where it comes from then you know you really do not know what you are getting. The lack of information has to make you wonder and is not necessarily hiding anything negative but it may well be a sign regarding the quality of the wood.
Visit the wood yard
Companies that sell seasoned wood have a real estate problem because to sell well-seasoned wood it takes time and space. Correctly seasoned wood takes 12 to 18 months to dry down to 12 to 20%. That is the correct level for hardwoods to light and burn brightly in a controlled way. The space to keep any amount of firewood for sale takes a good amount of space and Boston area real estate is expensive. So that creates a problem and many different approaches are used to work around the limitations of time and space.
During the summer visit the supplier, you plan to buy from and see what is in the yard. Is the yard low in wood and they are cutting and splitting wood into the fall? If so then you need to question the term "Seasoned". Even if logs are left piled up unsplit for some time firewood will not dry well unless split, stacked and covered with good ventilation. If this wood recently split is sold as "Seasoned" or "Semi-Seasoned" firewood be alert to the fact that these are not specific terms. You are being told it is dry to some amount. We in no way are saying season wood is not good firewood, it can be if the moisture content is low enough.
Traveling around and stumbling into various suppliers yards we often see yards that are empty mid-year. So the firewood product they are selling just simply cannot be dry. Wet wood just does not burn well. It takes time (12 months or more) to season wood and it takes a lot of space to store it so air gets to it. Low moisture content is one of the key factors in quality firewood.
Our Moisture Content
We do two main things to make sure the product you buy from us is the best quality kiln dried firewood available in New England. The moisture content will vary from the outside wood being as low as 6% and easy to light and the inside about 20 to 25% so the firewood does not burn too fast and just flare out. As we are trying to explain on this page firewood is both an art and a science. We travel throughout Northern New England to establish relationships with suppliers that consistently have inventory available year round and produce a quality kiln dried firewood. The second quality feature is our money back guarantee. If you are not happy with how the wood burns let us know we will pick up the wood and give you your money back. It is as simple as that.
New England Hardwoods
The firewood we sell consists of native hardwoods that are selected to dry at a uniform rate in the kiln. Most of our wood consists of Maple, Birch, Beech, and Ash. The wood is certified bug free and has been heated to the center to kill any possible pests in the wood. We do not include Oak because if it mixed in with the other wood the balance in the kiln is thrown off. Oak is a denser wood and to dry the oak the other wood gets overcooked. It is an exaggeration but it would be like trying to cook biscuits along with meatloaf in the same oven for the same amount of time. It just does not work and one comes out bad. Customers have complained about how the end result would not burn consistently well.
A Healthy Wood Source
The wood selected for our firewood is healthy trees being thinned for better forest growth and production. The typical trunk size is 18 to 22" in diameter. For feeding through the splitter this is a big factor but for the user, you are getting wood that is not old growth diseased and bug infested large logs that get mixed in. This type of wood is hard to split and even harder to pull out of the firewood processing. Kiln dried healthy wood retains the full dense wood content that is not breaking down and burns better.
Kiln Dried Firewood in bins from the wood processor and the wood splitter on to delivery to you, the wood never touches any dirt of mud. It goes into bins, then loaded into the kiln, then stored on pavement indoors till ready to be shipped it stays high and dry with no contaminants. In fact, this wood is never touched by human hands until it gets to us in Boston for final sorting and wrapping. This is one of the ways to keep the final cost from being exorbitant. Cutting your own wood could take handling the pieces of wood 12 times. If a person was to go out and cut and season there own wood each piece of wood cut pulled out of the woods, stacked, seasoned and brought to the fireplace that wood would be handled about 10 to 12 times. That is a lot of physical work for a romantic fire in the fireplace. With us you pick up the phone call us, we stack the wood for you. You put it in the fireplace and light it and relax.
Fair Measure of Firewood
The other gray area in buying firewood is the quantity of wood that you order and the quantity of wood that you receive. Buying firewood is normally done by cord units. The state of Massachusetts says a cord of firewood is the only way it can be purchased.
"Firewood is sold by a measurement called a “cord.” A cord, like other measurements such as a foot, a gallon, or a ton, is defined by law as 128 cubic feet. When buying firewood, avoid buying from a seller using terms such as “truckload,” “face cord,” or “pile” because these terms have no legally defined meaning."
We are a year-round firewood supplier that is only interested in building a customer base. We want to supply a superior product, with superior service and have repeat customers that are happy. One of the keys to this is supply the right amount of wood that is stacked and easy to verify that the right amount of wood has been delivered. Because the shapes of the stacked wood often is not a pure cube we have a firewood calculator on the site to confirm what you got in cubic yards of firewood. Short change people and they will walk away with a bad taste in their mouth and not come back. So if in doubt we add a little extra wood to what you get so there is no question of the quantity. If we did not do that firewood boy would be learning the wrong values in life as he grows up.
Wood Quantities we Sell
Because we sell convenience we sell firewood in the amounts the customer wants and we define the amounts here on this site
- Full Cords of kiln dried firewood delivered and stacked
- Half Cord of kiln dried firewood delivered and stacked
- Face Cord or one-third of a cord of kiln dried firewood delivered and stacked
- Bundles of Kiln dried firewood picked up our yard
Then when we deliver the wood it is not just dropped off. We take the wood off the back of the truck and place it where you want it at the house in a convenient place near the fireplace
To make it easy to deal with us there is an online quote form to give us details on what you are looking for and where the wood needs to be delivered to. For those who want a faster response please call Paul at 781-254-2773.