With so many varieties of wood available, choosing what to burn may seem
like a confusing task. Here are the main types of wood that we stock,
along with a description of each type to help you understand their
advantages and disadvantages.
Black Cherry |
|A common hardwood in Southern Ontario. Maple has a consistent quality
and is high in BTU's, making it a popular choice for burning.
|High-quality hardwood for burning, because of its
excellent coaling qualities. Ash is easy to split, since it has
a very straight grain.
|A very dense deciduous hardwood. Oak is high in BTU's,
making it a good choice for burning.
|A reddish hardwood with black bark. Black Cherry
has a pleasant aroma when burned, and it produces a great blue
|A hardwood with smooth grey bark, common to Southern
Ontario. Beech is high in BTU's.
|A unique hardwood with a white flakey bark. Birch
is highly favoured for its pleasant crackle and smell in the
fireplace, its nice appearance, and its excellent burning qualities.
Compared to most hardwoods, it is lower in BTU's.
Here is a quote from an old Mennonite many moons ago...