Comments on: Swiss Stacked Wood http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/swiss-stacked-wood/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:37:24 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Suzanne http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/swiss-stacked-wood/comment-page-1/#comment-754965 Suzanne Mon, 07 Oct 2013 14:49:33 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=27983#comment-754965 WOW! That’s a whole lot of wood. I should know because the boyfriend and I cut, load, hand split and deliver firewood here in Tehachapi, CA. It’s nice to read about people enjoying firewood for keeping warm, or the ambiance it creates, or the memories…it’s also good to hear that some of you can appreciate the work that goes into doing it all by hand! Have a toasty , safe winter, wherever you are!
Suzanne :)

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By: Nature Spiel Gruppe | Moxiblog http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/swiss-stacked-wood/comment-page-1/#comment-731003 Nature Spiel Gruppe | Moxiblog Thu, 12 Sep 2013 17:28:41 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=27983#comment-731003 [...] Gabreilla Blair wrote a post about them here. [...]

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By: Brooke http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/swiss-stacked-wood/comment-page-1/#comment-419421 Brooke Mon, 10 Dec 2012 20:35:42 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=27983#comment-419421 I wish my wood looked like that! We heat our 3600 sq foot home exclusively with wood and love it! I can keep the house nice and warm and don’t have to worry about how much money it costs. It helps that we trade out for wood,we just received 24 cords!

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/swiss-stacked-wood/comment-page-1/#comment-419199 Design Mom Mon, 10 Dec 2012 09:50:58 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=27983#comment-419199 I love your description, Andrea!

I grew up with a wood-burning stove in our basement and have fond memories of lining up outside with my brothers and sisters and filling our arms with wood. : )

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/swiss-stacked-wood/comment-page-1/#comment-419198 Design Mom Mon, 10 Dec 2012 09:49:47 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=27983#comment-419198 I imagine fireplaces are uncommon in Florida. Must have been a fun surprise when you moved in!

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/swiss-stacked-wood/comment-page-1/#comment-419197 Design Mom Mon, 10 Dec 2012 09:48:26 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=27983#comment-419197 Lately, Ralph will go out and chop wood of his own volition. He just enjoys the task. And I can see why.

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/swiss-stacked-wood/comment-page-1/#comment-419196 Design Mom Mon, 10 Dec 2012 09:47:17 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=27983#comment-419196 That is so interesting to me. I’ve never thought of fire places as cancer-causing. I’m curious about the numbers, because in reality, we don’t breath the smoke — it goes right up the chimney. I’ll have to check out the links you sent…

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/swiss-stacked-wood/comment-page-1/#comment-419195 Design Mom Mon, 10 Dec 2012 09:44:12 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=27983#comment-419195 The ashes box sounds genius!

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/swiss-stacked-wood/comment-page-1/#comment-419194 Design Mom Mon, 10 Dec 2012 09:43:27 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=27983#comment-419194 We have friends here who restored a home and heat exclusively with a wood-burning stove. The house gets hot!

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/swiss-stacked-wood/comment-page-1/#comment-419193 Design Mom Mon, 10 Dec 2012 09:42:31 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=27983#comment-419193 Central PA seems like the sort of place that would appreciate precisely stacked wood. I’ve only been there once, but every farm and homestead we saw was so neat and tidy and well kept!

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By: Sara http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/swiss-stacked-wood/comment-page-1/#comment-419084 Sara Sun, 09 Dec 2012 20:28:06 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=27983#comment-419084 We live in an apartment right now, but on my wish list for our someday house is a wood-burning fireplace. Would LOVE it!

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By: Jenni Bailey http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/swiss-stacked-wood/comment-page-1/#comment-419017 Jenni Bailey Sun, 09 Dec 2012 13:55:46 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=27983#comment-419017 Our new house has a wood-burning fireplace. The only bad thing is that we live in Florida so I doubt it will get much use. And we certainly can’t keep a big stack of wood around (thought I too LOVE the look of it) because it will get rotten and spoiled in our humidity and rain.

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By: Andrea http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/swiss-stacked-wood/comment-page-1/#comment-418906 Andrea Sun, 09 Dec 2012 00:49:55 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=27983#comment-418906 I love those pictures of neatly stacked wood. Beautiful!

We moved from Salt Lake City to rural Wyoming about five years ago, and since we’ve been here, our wood stove is our primary source of heat. We do have a propane tank, but we try to avoid using it except to keep the pipes from freezing while we’re on vacation:). All summer long, we build up our wood supply: My husband wields the chainsaw to cut down the trees, and the kids and I haul the blocked logs onto the truck trailer (a great workout for the abs and biceps!). Then it’s all about chopping and stacking the wood at home, and by mid-September we’ve usually got a great stash built up under the big pine tree in our backyard. It is a lot of work, but there’s nothing like the cozy warmth that comes from a wood stove in the middle of winter (or that woodsy smell when you go outside!).

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By: Sara http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/swiss-stacked-wood/comment-page-1/#comment-418742 Sara Sat, 08 Dec 2012 14:54:54 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=27983#comment-418742 Those stacks of wood are beautiful!

Much to my fire-loving husband’s heartbreak, we don’t have a wood burning fireplace. We have a gas one that was installed by the previous owners. It is never something we could ever choose, and intrudes into the small room it is in somewhat awkwardly, but our kids love playing on the tile the surrounds it and it is cozy when we have guests over in winter. A “real” fireplace is a must for our next home!

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By: Gabriele http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/swiss-stacked-wood/comment-page-1/#comment-418728 Gabriele Sat, 08 Dec 2012 14:25:11 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=27983#comment-418728 We burn with wood and it is both wonderful and a pain in the tush. Wonderful because the heat is like no other, melts your bones, and a pain because it’s constant vigilance. I write about it here.
http://backontheflooragain.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-woodpile.html

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By: This girl loves to talk http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/swiss-stacked-wood/comment-page-1/#comment-418692 This girl loves to talk Sat, 08 Dec 2012 11:20:07 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=27983#comment-418692 oh and our wood is NOTHING like that.. just randomly chopped bits… I never knew how hard it was to cut wood till I had to….

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By: This girl loves to talk http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/swiss-stacked-wood/comment-page-1/#comment-418691 This girl loves to talk Sat, 08 Dec 2012 11:19:23 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=27983#comment-418691 I live in australia and have a fireplace! we burn it to toast marshmallows and for fun FHE or having youth or visitors over… IT sadly does not really heat our house at all.. all the heat goes up the chimney…. which even though it doesnt snow here or get terribly cold.. my house has no insulation and is FREEZING… (for 6 weeks of the year – the length of winter lol) I really wish it heated better!

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By: Gretchen http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/swiss-stacked-wood/comment-page-1/#comment-418677 Gretchen Sat, 08 Dec 2012 08:30:52 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=27983#comment-418677 I saw the same thing in Switzerland! Very precise! We have a fabulous wood burning stove – I’ve got a lovely fire burning right now!
http://gorline.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/img_9105.jpg

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By: Sunshine http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/swiss-stacked-wood/comment-page-1/#comment-418610 Sunshine Sat, 08 Dec 2012 03:54:26 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=27983#comment-418610 Chopping firewood is one of my fondest childhood memories. While I may have grumbled about the chore at the time, today smelling freshly split wood brings back a flood of sweet memories! My dad would take his 3 daughters to the woods (oh how we wished he had a son!) to spend the afternoon carrying the wood and stacking it up in the trailer. Once we were home, dad directed the unloading – making sure the pile was perfectly neat and tidy!

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By: mandi@herbanhomestead http://www.designmom.com/2012/12/swiss-stacked-wood/comment-page-1/#comment-418549 mandi@herbanhomestead Sat, 08 Dec 2012 01:58:54 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=27983#comment-418549 We don’t have a fire place to speak of! I grew up with a fire place and miss it terribly. I totally can relate to your being smitten by all of those perfect stacks of fire wood. I remember feeling the same way about the stone walls in Ireland. Incredible!

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