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5 ways you can use firewood in the summer

Think firewood only ever gets used in the winter months? Think again! Because every summer that passes more and more people are looking to buy kiln dried firewood to use in the summer months. But what are they actually doing with it?

Intrigued? You should be! Here are the 5 most popular ways to use kiln dried logs in the summer:

1) Wood fired pizza ovens

Straight in at number one are wood fired pizza ovens. In recent years they’ve become the preserve of pop up kitchens, marquees and outdoor caterers. But now they’re becoming increasingly popular in the domestic market too. Just type ‘wood fired pizza ovens’ into a search engine and you’ll find dozens of online stores selling them or hiring them out.

The best firewood to use in a wood fired pizza oven is kiln dried hardwood logs. The logs need to be very dry to allow the oven to reach a very high temperature, around 400 degrees, because it ensures the pizza flavour isn’t tinged by excessive tastes of smoke.

Top tip: Sweep out the embers and let your wood fired pizza oven cool down so you can do a spot of slow roasting!


2) Fire pits

Fire pits have become a popular feature in the back gardens and patios of style hunters looking to bring an experience to their outside space.

There’s no doubting that fire pits offer a captivating focal point for outdoor enjoyment with friends and family. Using Ready To Burnapproved kiln dried logs to bring your fire pit to life will have you blissfully dancing around it well into the evening!

3) Chimineas

A chiminea is an essential accessory to any stylish patio. It’s an outdoor fireplace where the fire is contained from within. Yet whilst they’ve grown in popularity in recent years they’ve actually been around for centuries! Their origins date back to the 16th and 17th centuries where chefs in small Mexican villages used them as elevated cooking vessels outdoors.

The best way to fire up your chiminea is to grab a handful of kindling and light, then when there’s enough energy in the fire, start building it up with your Ready To Burn kiln dried logs until your chiminea is roaring away.

4) Campfires

Who doesn’t love a good campfire? They bring warmth, happiness and jolly good memories, that’s for certain! Kids eagerly poke their marshmallow sticks into it whilst the guitar is getting tuned up for an obligatory sing-along. It’s a great pastime that’s for sure!

Whilst hunting for scavenged wood might seem like fun at the time, sadly the chances are it won’t be seasoned, and your camp fire dream could literally go up in a puff of black smoke. It’s just another reason why we get so many campers calling into our Shropshire-based firewood depot to collect a few nets of Ready To Burn kiln dried logs when they’re on their way to a local camp site.

Camp sites in Shropshire
Camp sites in Mid-Wales

Camp sites in North Wales

5) Wood burning stoves and open fires

Because we live in the UK, at the end of the day, this just had to make the top five! It’s rare that we Brits can get through a summer without a few chilly evenings in between where we just willfully stare at the unlit wood stove – and that overwhelming urge to light it just takes over!

No matter the time of year our wood burning advice remains the same. Always choose Woodsure Ready To Burn kiln dried firewood logs that have an average moisture content of 20% or below.


So there you have it! Five practical yet fun ways to light your fire – and your imagination! We wish you fun when you try them out. Let us know how you get on by sharing your pictures on our Facebook page and tagging us on Instagram.


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