Greenheart workshop seasoning wood
Often offcuts, shavings and sawdust from workshops is ideal fuel: it is usually dry, seasoned, furniture grade wood. If you are working with unseasoned wood (such as green oak) we recommend that you season or dry the wood before burning. Burning unseasoned wood will result in a lot more condensates in your flue system which not only means you will have to sweep more often, but also means that the lifespan or the stove and flue is reduced because of the increase in toxic chemicals deposited that eat away at the metal.
To season wood you need to keep it in a dry place with access to the wind if possible. In a shed under cover but with slatted sides to allow air movement is ideal. For large pieces of timber a full year may well be required for seasoning, but for smaller offcuts and shavings less time is needed.