Thursday, January 03, 2008


My husband and I have discovered a fabulous new fire-resistant substance, and it's stacked 4X4X16 against the back wall of the garage. We got this wood for a comparative steal from a local vendor, and provided you can get it to catch, it burns for a good long time. Getting it lit is the trick. My WORD.

Luckily, while we have discovered the least flammable wood ever to grace the planet, we have also discovered a very handy source of kindling: leftover building supplies. Nothing goes up in smoke like a treated 2x2. Is that not a little frightening?


John Nicholas said...

Burning pressure-treated wood indoors in a fire place? Hmmm. Wonder what chemical compounds are released when it is burned?

Maria said...

To clarify- we had a single 2x2 that was about 12 feet long and had been sitting out in the garage since who knows when, and we used a portion of it as kindling. The wood in the picture is the wood that I couldn't get burning without a good deal of work and splitting all the logs into very small pieces, even with the help of the 2x2.

George MacDonald

"Home is ever so far away in the palm of your hand, and how to get there it is of no use to tell you. But you will get there; you must get there; you have to get there. Everybody who is not at home, has to go home."

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