Split, Stack and Store! Get Ready for Winter with Northline Express!

Posted by Jeffrey Swerdan on Sep 1st 2023

Split, Stack and Store! Get Ready for Winter with Northline Express!

Split, Stack and Store your Firewood now so you will be ready for the cold winter season

With the winter months quickly approaching now is the time to start preparing for the long heating season. No one wants to be out in the snow, chopping and stacking firewood. This is why Northline Express wants to help you get organized and prepared now. We have a quality selection of log splitters, firewood storage racks and wind and snow rated storage options that can help you face this heating season head on. Getting ready now means that you can spend your winter snuggled up with the family enjoying the warmth inside your home, instead of being outside chopping and stacking firewood in the freezing cold.

Northline Express isn't your typical retailer. We test, use and review all of the products that we offer to our customers. We pride ourselves on offering the highest quality products from the most trusted manufacturers in the industry.

The best Firewood storage plans and ideas start with how you will cut your wood

Are you tired of chopping all of your firewood by hand? While a trusty ax or maul is a useful tool, a log splitter such as the Woodeze 4 ton Electric Log Splitter saves you time and energy and makes breaking down even the toughest, knottiest wood, a piece of cake.

Check out our YouTube video where we Demo the Woodeze Electric Log Splitter.

WoodEze 4-Ton Yellow Electric Log Splitter can be used indoors or outdoors

The WoodEze 4-Ton Yellow Electric Log Splitter, model number LS56, can be used indoors or outdoors and plugs into a standard 3 prong, 110 volt, 15 amp. household outlet. Unlike gas powered log splitters that require gas, oil and routine maintenance, the electric models are simply plug and play.

WoodEze Electric Log Splitter is powerful and simple to use

The WoodEze 4-Ton Electric Log Splitter takes all of the energy and effort out of cutting firewood. The dependable 15 Amp, 2.68 horsepower electric engine runs on regular household current and features a ground fault breaker that protects against overload. The Woodeze Log splitter features an all steel construction that offers 4 tons of splitting force. This log splitter will split logs up to 15 inches long and up to 12 inches in diameter.

Safety is a top priority of the WoodEze Electric Log Splitter line of products

The unit does require 2 hands to operate that keeps your hands safe while in operation. One hand is required to push the button to engage the motor and the second hand is needed to push down the lever to engage the ram that moves the log forward into the splitter. If either hand is removed from the button or lever, the unit will stop moving immediately. The two hand operation ensures the safest of operations, because both of you hands are always out of the way of the ram and the splitter.

It is also important that the Wood Eze Log splitter is set up on a flat, and level surface and the area around the splitter should be clear and well lit. The Log splitter should never be used in wet or damp areas and it should never be exposed to rain or snow.

Prior to each use it is a good idea to inspect the log splitter to make sure guards are in place and everything is in good, working order. You will also want to avoid wearing loose clothing, jewelry, rings, and watches. These items can get caught in the splitter and can lead to injury.

Prior to cutting your logs, make sure to inspect the log to make sure there are no nails or foreign objects in the logs. These can cause damage to the machine and injury to the user.

WoodEze 4-Ton Yellow Electric Log Splitter Specifications:

  • Color: Yellow
  • Model Number: LS56
  • 15 Amp Service
  • 2.68 Horsepower Motor
  • Electrical Requirements: 110 volt 15 amp household outlet
  • Less maintenance than the gas powered units
  • 20 inch work space that can cut logs up to 15 inch long and 12 inches wide
  • Powerful and simple to use
  • Electricity is only used while Ram is engaged.
  • For logs with knots, the log splitter breaks these down with ease.
  • Arrives Fully Assembled
  • All Steel Construction
  • Can be used indoors or outdoors
  • 2320 PSI of Hydraulic Pressure
  • Hydraulic Oil Capacity of 1.9 quarts
  • Can use any ISO 22 hydraulic fluid

The Woodeze 1/2 Face Cord Fire Wood Rack is the preferred choice over other racks, holders, or stands

Once all of your firewood is cut, now it is time to figure out what storage option you want to stack it on. It is easy to get overwhelmed by the multitude of firewood racks, log holders and stands available on the market today. When looking at the options it is important to select a rack that gets your wood at least a few inches up off of the ground and is large enough to stack enough wood for you to get through your heating season. You also want a firewood holder that is built to last and won't break down after a couple of harsh winters. Many people feel that WoodEze is one of the most trusted firewood rack manufacturers on the market today and their numerous positive reviews are proof that these racks are easy to use and built to last.

The most popular and highest rated firewood storage option available on Northline Express is the WoodEze 1/2 Face Cord Expandable Heavy Duty Firewood Rack. This rack features a lifetime warranty and is constructed of heavy duty 16 gauge steel and features a durable powder coat finish that protects the rack from scratching and makes it weather resistant as well.

Check out this YouTube Video on the Woodeze Expandable Firewood Rack.

The Woodeze 1/2 Face Cord Fire wood rack can be used inside or outside and allows for expansion as your firewood rack needs to grow

The WoodEze Firewood rack can hold up to 1/2 face cord of firewood and is one of the best log racks on the market. The firewood log holder is easy to assemble and is stylish enough to be used indoors and strong enough to be used outdoors, in even the harshest of weather conditions. This rack also features stainless steel hardware that never rusts.

It is important to place the assembled rack on a flat level surface that allows for air to flow under and around the firewood. The WoodEze Firewood rack measures 47 inches tall and 48 inches wide. It is 14 inches deep and is designed to hold logs 16 inches and longer. This set up will hold 1/2 face cord of wood.

    WoodEze 1/2 Face Cord Firewood Rack Specifications

    • Holds 1/2 Face Cord of wood
    • Electro Powder Coated Black Finish
    • 47 inches tall
    • 14 inches deep
    • 48 inches wide from outside to outside
    • 16 Gauge 1 1/2 inch square steel tubing construction
    • Holds approximately 1/2 Face cord of firewood neatly stacked
    • Made in the USA
    • Easy assembly
    • Stainless steel washers are recommended to use with the included bolts, but Washers are not included and must be purchased separately

    Expansion Kits are available for those who need to build a larger firewood unit

    The WoodEze 1/2 Face Cord Expansion Kit adds 4 ft of storage to your existing WoodEze firewood rack and can be combined with multiple Expansion kits to take your 4 foot rack to 8 feet, 12 feet or even 16 feet and beyond.

    The Expansion Kit is made of the same quality and durability as the WoodEze firewood racks to help give you a seamless transition with your current racks and to add to your storage needs.

    A 48 inch Black Cover for Expandable Firewood Rack is also available for those wishing to cover their WoodEze Firewood Expansion kits

    ShelterLogic brand offers a variety of wind and snow rated Storage Garages and Sheds to help keep your firewood dry all winter long

    While it possible to purchase a cover for your firewood rack, the best option for firewood storage is to place your racks within a Storage Shed or Storage Garage. Especially for those who live in areas that can snow and rain throughout the winter months. Properly dried and aged firewood will produce the most efficient wood fuel for your heating appliance.

    Storage Garages and Sheds come in a variety of sizes and shapes. One of our most popular and simple options is the ShelterCoat 12' x 20' Wind & Snow Rated Round Garage. This unit is simple to assemble and is rated for winds up to 90 mph and has a snow load raging of 40 pounds per square foot. It also features a rip stop tough polyethylene fabric cover that is UV treated with heat welded seams and is 100 percent waterproof.

    Shelter Coat 12 foot by 20 foot Wind and Snow Rated Garage Specifications

  • Color: Gray
  • Style: Round
  • Frame construction: 1 5/8 inch diameter steel
  • Door Type: 2 Double Zippered Doors. One at Front and One at Rear
  • Shelter Lock stabilizers at every rib connection to increase stability
  • Width: 12 feet
  • Length: 20 feet
  • Height: 8 feet
  • Total Storage Area: 220 square feet
  • Door Opening Top Width: 66 inches
  • Door Opening Bottom Width: 114 inches
  • Wall Height: 59.5 inches
  • Waterproof
  • Wind Speed Rating: 90 miles per hour
  • Snow Load Rating: 40 pounds per square foot
  • Warranty: 1 Year

ShelterLogic has been providing customers with quality storage products for over 70 years

From garages and sheds, to outdoor furniture and versatile shade: for over 70 years the Shelter Logic Group has developed tough-made shade, shelter, storage and outdoor lifestyle solutions for our customers and retail partners such as Northline Express.

Using top-of-the-line materials, we proudly manufacture a diverse range of items: from affordable shades and shelters to commercial grade buildings in custom sizes. We serve a wide range of customers: from our dynamic retail partners and large scale commercial businesses, down to the everyday consumer looking for strong and reliable outdoor solutions.

Our brands are known for their affordability, innovative engineering and durable construction, and are made to meet the unique storage and lifestyle demands of all our customers.

Check out our other options for Storage Garages and Outdoor Living Items

FAQ - Firewood Storage Questions

What is the best way to store firewood? Can i just stack firewood against my house?

It is not a good idea to stack firewood on the ground or against your home. It is recommended to use a firewood rack to hold and store your stacked firewood. Getting the wood off the ground will allow the wood to properly dry out and "season". Properly seasoned firewood with a moisture content under 30 percent will burn hotter, cleaner and longer. Using properly seasoned firewood will also allow your heating appliance to burn more efficiently and  thus prolong the life of your appliance and your chimney system.

If you store firewood on the ground or against a building, it will trap moisture underneath and will become a breeding place for rodents and insects. Over time these pests will eventually find their way into your home. Air will also not be able to properly circulate around your wood and will take it longer to dry out.

Is it OK to store firewood outside?

It is perfectly find to store your firewood outside of the home on a firewood rack. However, you want your firewood to remain as dry as possible. If you live in an area where you get lots of rain and snow, it is recommended to place the firewood under a structure such as a portable garage or shed. These garages allow air to properly circulate around the wood and helps to keep it dry at the same time. The dryer the wood can stay the better it will age and season and the better heat you will get from your heating appliance.

What is the difference between a face cord and a full cord of firewood?

We have a helpful article in our Resource Center that describes the a Face Cord vs. a Full Cord of firewood. If you are more of a visual person check out this YouTube Video to Learn the difference between Face and Full Cords of Firewood.

What is a Wind and Snow Load Rating for Garages and Sheds and why does it matter?

A wind rating refers to the amount of wind the building can withstand over a prolonged amount of time and is specified in miles per hour. A snow load rating indicates the weight of snow the building can physically hold, and is designated in pounds per square foot, or PSF. When purchasing an outdoor storage shed, you want to make sure you are adding the right product to your home for your area's climate. If you anticipate high winds or heavy snow, make sure to purchase storage buildings that are wind and snow load rated. They have been tested to hold up to the harsh winter conditions.

Do you offer other help articles and video content?

Yes. Check out our Resource Center for all types of articles related to home heating and you can also check out the Northline Express YouTube Page for product videos.