Burning firewood is bad for both your health and the planet. It is for this reason that many people have made the switch to environmentally friendly Earth-log Fire Logs. If you are one of these individuals, you might have a stack of old firewood taking up space in your side yard. Old firewood can be a breeding ground for insects and fungus. If stacked against your house, these pests can easily travel inside your home.
Recycling, repurposing and reusing are essential to the health of our planet. You should never throw out good materials without first considering whether or not they can be used again. Wood is one of the most versatile materials on Earth. It can be used for a number of different things, it ages beautifully and gains character over time. Never underestimate what you can do with your old firewood. Let’s discuss some of the things that you can do with leftover firewood.
If you are crafty, firewood can be used to create a number of unique pieces that you can keep, gift or even sell. With a little imagination and skill, old firewood can be repurposed into several different home décor items. Wood can be carved, painted and wood burned to create the desired effect. Popular wood craft ideas include:
- Wooden clip boards
- Book ends
- Rustic signs
- Book stands
- Wooden hot pads for hot dishes
- Tall, small containers for kitchen utensils
- Hexagon boxes to hold cooking oils and vinegars
- Spice racks for frequently used spices
- Small open faced clocks
Another popular use of old firewood is to create a water-efficient raised bed for gardening. Examples can be found with a quick search online.
Sometimes you can find people that are willing to take your old firewood off your hands to either re-purpose or sell. This typically depends on the quality and quantity of wood you have.
If all else fails, you can always take your old firewood to your city dump or your municipal compost facility.
Earthlog fire logs are made using a closed loop, zero-waste production process. Earthlog fire logs are made from locally sourced clean waste paper and fully refined scrap candle wax. Earthlog fire logs burn hotter than wood, create up to 80% less smoke and smell wonderful. Earthlogs are made using 100% recycled resources and are the ONLY scented fire logs available today. In addition, the Original Citronella Earthlog Fire Log naturally repels insects without the use of harmful chemicals.