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Pick the Right Firewood for the Type of Fire You Need

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Want to Experience True Delight When You Make a Fire?

Imagine coming home on a cold winter evening, stacking up wood in your fireplace, striking a match and having the experience of a cozy crackling fire to enjoy… Or waking up in the morning, stoking the wood stove or the outdoor wood furnace and appreciating the natural warmth of your home that only a roaring fire can bring. What you want in a fire determines the type of firewood you choose, so make sure you pick the right wood.

Density is the difference

The denser the wood, the more wood fiber it has. And the longer your fire will last and the less wood you use. This is why hardwoods, like oak, cherry, hickory, and maple are best for long-burning fires. Softwoods, like pine and softer hardwoods— poplar and alder—are less dense and are best for starting fires (kindling), for fires in a backyard fire pit, or a crackling fire in your fireplace.

Getting the right wood

At Best Firewood and Mulch, we provide a special mix for fire pits and fireplaces consisting of mostly maple and birch. It’s perfect for an evening fire to warm your soul after a hard day’s work or play. This mix burns with the crackling and glow you expect in a fire. This type of fire is perfect for family activities like playing games around the fireplace on chilly evenings or making s’mores.

If you use wood to heat your home or to cook with, we suggest firewood that puts out tons of heat and burns longer. Use our straight oak or an oak/hickory or oak/cherry mix if you want to add scent to your fire or flavor to your food.

Best Firewood makes the best fires

At Best, we season all of our hardwoods and split it ourselves. We’ll come and stack it correctly for you and give you suggestions on how to care for it. That means less work for you and more time to delight in all the fires of your life!

Best Firewood and Mulch has been serving top-quality hardwood and firewood products to Aurora, Batavia, Geneva, St. Charles, Elgin, Naperville and the greater Chicago area for over 35 years.

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Make sure to call us or order online now, so you can enjoy the BEST fires in the cooler weather sure to come!