After the Storm – Firewood

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Just over a week ago, Ohio experienced a major storm that brought down trees and branches in almost every yard. Our house made it through with only a few small branches, but our neighbors and a few clients were not so lucky and lost complete trees. The clean up of tree limbs can be dangerous and labor intensive (especially in 100 degree temps), but the benefit is firewood for up coming cool fall nights.

 

Cutting the logs into uniform lengths and stacking will allow the wood to dry out and be perfect for firepits or winter fires. There are a lot of great unique ways to store your wood, but just keep in mind the further from the house the better since can attract termites. Here are some amazing landscapes using unique firewood storage solutions.

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You don’t need to build such an elaborate structure for your wood storage, there some great smaller storage solutions or you can even go old school and just pile in a covered area.

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Disclaimer for Ohio and Michigan Residents: You are unable to transport your firewood outside of the county due to the infestation of Emerald Ash Borer. You can still burn your own firewood at home with no issues.

Lacking Inspiration Scrap Wood Walls

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div class=”separator” style=”clear: both; text-align: left;”Sorry for the lack of posts lately, but last week I was totally lacking inspiration. I have been busy with client project installs, scheduling spreadsheets, and normal businessnbsp;administrationnbsp;work. However the long weekend I was able to refresh, and after this week I have a vacation to recharge. In case you are also missing inspiration to get you going. Here are some images of wood walls in the landscape./divbr /table align=”center” cellpadding=”0″ cellspacing=”0″ class=”tr-caption-container” style=”margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;”tbodytrtd style=”text-align: center;”a href=”http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-98AS5sXozPo/TmV4PneVgnI/AAAAAAAAAts/7wqkoSSlSDU/s1600/birchlogs_loosewall.jpg” imageanchor=”1″ style=”margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;”img border=”0″ height=”400″ src=”http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-98AS5sXozPo/TmV4PneVgnI/AAAAAAAAAts/7wqkoSSlSDU/s400/birchlogs_loosewall.jpg” width=”266″ //a/td/trtrtd class=”tr-caption” style=”text-align: center;”From the Chelsea Flower Show Via a href=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/veronicak/4656938571/in/faves-26092888@N03/”Flickr/a/td/tr/tbody/tabletable align=”center” cellpadding=”0″ cellspacing=”0″ class=”tr-caption-container” style=”margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;”tbodytrtd style=”text-align: center;”a href=”http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-of0bLkPjHcs/TmV72vtWPrI/AAAAAAAAAtw/SX21rlnuAKU/s1600/4896428524_35441301f5_o.jpg” imageanchor=”1″ style=”margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;”img border=”0″ height=”300″ src=”http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-of0bLkPjHcs/TmV72vtWPrI/AAAAAAAAAtw/SX21rlnuAKU/s400/4896428524_35441301f5_o.jpg” width=”400″ //a/td/trtrtd class=”tr-caption” style=”text-align: center;”Inside a steel frame. the location of this wall looks odd to me – I think it would work great flanked by a tall hedges.br /Image from a href=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/37931875@N00/4896428524/”flickr/a./td/tr/tbody/tabletable align=”center” cellpadding=”0″ cellspacing=”0″ class=”tr-caption-container” style=”margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;”tbodytrtd style=”text-align: center;”a href=”http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Ln6fFFQLXiM/TmV8_2BqYCI/AAAAAAAAAt0/lu9_4d2LQkI/s1600/plastolux_woodslatwall.jpg” imageanchor=”1″ style=”margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;”img border=”0″ height=”292″ src=”http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Ln6fFFQLXiM/TmV8_2BqYCI/AAAAAAAAAt0/lu9_4d2LQkI/s400/plastolux_woodslatwall.jpg” width=”400″ //a/td/trtrtd class=”tr-caption” style=”text-align: center;”This is not split wood wall – but scrap wood over a concrete wall.br /Found a href=”http://plastolux.com/category/modern-landscaping/page/8″here/a./td/tr/tbody/tabletable align=”center” cellpadding=”0″ cellspacing=”0″ class=”tr-caption-container” style=”margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;”tbodytrtd style=”text-align: center;”a href=”http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-A_sG58U6Koo/TmV-KyzlwHI/AAAAAAAAAt4/SUQ9Ogv2YP0/s1600/Gehry+Wall.JPG” imageanchor=”1″ style=”margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;”img border=”0″ height=”240″ src=”http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-A_sG58U6Koo/TmV-KyzlwHI/AAAAAAAAAt4/SUQ9Ogv2YP0/s400/Gehry+Wall.JPG” width=”400″ //a/td/trtrtd class=”tr-caption” style=”text-align: center;”This wall looks like a giant Jenga wall.br /Found a href=”http://westsiderealestateroundup.blogspot.com/”here/a/td/tr/tbody/tabletable align=”center” cellpadding=”0″ cellspacing=”0″ class=”tr-caption-container” style=”margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;”tbodytrtd style=”text-align: center;”a href=”http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-6JbWizbQ0LA/TmV_Dszc41I/AAAAAAAAAt8/UTX4tktj3qE/s1600/gregyale_stonepathlighting.jpg” imageanchor=”1″ style=”margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;”img border=”0″ height=”267″ src=”http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-6JbWizbQ0LA/TmV_Dszc41I/AAAAAAAAAt8/UTX4tktj3qE/s400/gregyale_stonepathlighting.jpg” width=”400″ //a/td/trtrtd class=”tr-caption” style=”text-align: center;”I posted about this wall before, but the split wood creates a low wall that is annbsp;extensionnbsp;of the nbsp;stone wall, and is easy to access for fires, etc.br /Image from a href=”http://www.gregyale.com/www/”here/a./td/tr/tbody/table