Wood Burning Safety Tips

Burning wood for cooking and warmth is as old as humans are. Our ancestors burned wood as their primary home heating method. However, as we’ve moved away from wood as a fuel source, fewer and fewer people know how to burn wood safely. Even people who sell firewood may not understand that some types of wood just

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Firewood Cord: Three Things You Should Know

What’s better than sitting by a toasty fire, under the stars or in the comfort of your own home surrounded by your family and friends? It’s one of the most relaxing moments we tend to take for granted. Creating a great fire is something we have been doing since we first discovered fire over 600,000

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How Much Firewood Do I Need This Winter?

If you own a wood furnace, stove, or even just a fire pit, high quality firewood is an absolute essential for the winter. Other than the holidays, cold weather and snowstorms are a great excuse to bundle up and stay inside. However, that usually means you’ll go through it much quicker than usual. Whether you

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How We Prep Our Firewood For You To Store

Guarantee you always have the best quality firewood so you can ensure convenience, efficiency and safety whether you use a fireplace, stove or furnace. If you burn wet wood or pieces that are incorrectly sized it can cause frustration, improper burning and potentially create a dangerous chimney fire due to a buildup of creosote deposits.

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Get Your FREE Copy of Don’t Pick the Wrong Firewood For Your Home this Winter

Firstly, everyone at both Van Beek’s Garden Supplies locations in Oakville and Mississauga want to wish you all the best in 2017. And because it’s January, that means cold, snowy weather and bitter wind chill temperatures too. It’s also the perfect time to stay indoors and keep warm by a toasty, roaring fire.   You

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How to Split, Stack & Store Firewood

Finding a place for your firewood is much more than just sticking it in an unused corner of your garage or shed. There’s an art and science behind it. The art aspect comes from having a nice looking pile (no matter how big or small) that’s easily accessible. The science part involves storing it a

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