Best Logs Oak and Ash: Keeping You Warm and Toasty this Winter

October 20, 2014

best logs for your stove
Ash – Smooth burning logs

We’re very excited here at Best logs with our new shipment of Ash and Oak Kiln dried Logs. All clean and ready to go they really are beautiful logs. Whilst considering what logs to use in your stove or open fire you may not be thinking about aesthetics but looking good is always a nice bonus. The Ash logs are silver pale with a smooth bark and stack neatly together creating pleasing geometrical patterns.

The Oak Logs (like a handsome stranger) are dark and strong with a tough exterior. The bark is rich brown and deeply ridged, catching light easily and burning long and hot with a lovely oak aroma.

Oak Logs
Oak – Slow burning

With a moisture content of less than 17% Ash and Oak really are the Best logs to keep you warm and cosy this winter. Whilst the uninitiated struggle to find heat from their wet hissing logs from a net grabbed at the petrol station on the way home from work you can relax, turn off the central heating and enjoy the heat from your clean, Kiln-dried Oak and Ash logs which have delivered free in Dublin to your doorstep.

Ash and Oak – Wood Logs Fit for Royalty

We came across this old rhyme – obviously we’re not the first to reckon Ash and Oak are tops when it comes to choosing the best wood logs for your fire.

Birchwood fires are bright and clear
If the logs are kept a year.
Chestnut’s only good, they say,
If for long ’tis laid away.
But Ash new or Ash old
Is fit for a queen with crown of gold.
Beech and fir logs burn too fast
Blaze up bright and do not last.
It is by the Irish said
Hawthorn bakes the sweetest bread.
Elm wood burns like churchyard mould,
E ‘ en the very flames are cold.
But Ash green or Ash brown
Is fit for a queen with golden crown.
Poplar gives a bitter smoke,
Fills your eyes and makes you choke.
Apple wood will scent your room
With an incense like perfume.
Oaken logs, if dry and old.
Keep away the winter’s cold.
But Ash wet or Ash dry
A king shall warm his slippers by.

Or to put it another way…

When choosing the best logs to burn always aim to purchase a Hardwood such as Oak, Ash, Alder and Birch. Try to avoid the Softwoods such as the Pines,Firs, Spruces. The hardwoods will provide more heat and will burn longer. Softwood logs tend to be cheaper, but burn at a faster rate. The Oak and Ash logs are from slower growing tree which results in a higher density log. These logs will release more energy (i.e. heat) than than other type of wood when burnt in your stove. Over their lifetime these woods absorb so much moisture that they must be dried fully to burn properly, and the best way to do that is by kiln-drying.

Best Logs For Your Stove

The Oak and Ash are now available to order. Go to our Online Shop to purchase.