Resene Paints - home page

put another log on the fire

From Habitat magazine - issue 06

Cutting and stacking firewood.

Firewood stack supplies
You will need

Step 1
Step 1

Step 2
Step 2

You will need: Chaps, safety goggles, helmet and visor, earmuffs, chainsaw, wood-splitter, wood chipper.

Step 1: Prune off any branches and small ends less than 50mm in diameter. These can be set side for chipping or garden mulch.

Step 2: Using the chainsaw, cut log into rings approximately 350mm in length.

Step 3
Step 3

Step 4
Step 4

Step 5
Step 5

Step 3: Using the wood-splitter, split the rings into manageable sections.

Step 4: For best results, stack your firewood in the open, off the ground, and in long straight rows. The triangular shape of the split wood will help it lock together. Stack to a maximum height of approximately 1.2m to ensure stability, and cover only the tops of the stacks.

Tip: Softer woods like pine will dry off the fastest, with denser timbers taking considerably longer.

Step 5: Feed leftover small ends and branches into the chipper to make garden mulch. This will provide weed cover, retain moisture in the summer and insulate from frosts in the winter.

Present your Resene ColorShop Card for a 15% discount at all Hirepool outlets.

words: With thanks to Hirepool
pictures: With thanks to Hirepool

Search Habitat Magazine Stories

Want to get your own free copy of future issues of Habitat?

If you have an idea, project or story that you think would suit Habitat, we’d love to hear from you. Please drop us an email with your details and include photos if submitting a project.

Resene Paints Ltd

Resene Paints Ltd   –

We would love to hear from you if you wish to use Resene's images, information and ideas for social medial, blogs, newsletters and other media use. Please email and let us know what you need, what it is for and how Resene will be acknowledged as the source of the content. We are happy to assist with most requests.

Our vision is to be respected as a trusted, ethical and sustainable company and acknowledged as the leading provider of innovative paint and colour technology. View Resene’s profile, Quality Policy, Environmental Policy and Health & Safety Policy.

Any personal data, such as name, address, phone, email details, supplied to Resene for the purposes of receiving newsletters, orders etc will be retained by Resene Paints Ltd and used only by Resene Paints Ltd and its trusted agencies for the purposes of communication/promotion/providing service to you. We do not sell, trade or otherwise transfer your personal data to outside third parties. If you wish to opt out of communication from Resene please complete our contact us form. View our full Privacy Policy.

Colours shown on this website are a representation only. Please refer to the actual paint or product sample. Resene colour charts, testpots and samples are available for ordering online.   See measurements/conversions for more details on how electronic colour values are achieved.

View Videos