5 reasons Jason loves rounds
• They’re free-standing, no need to lean wood against anything, meaning it can be put anywhere and isn’t confined to leaning on a wall.
• It allows the wood to dry and season quickly thanks to its porous design. “Lars says in the book it has to be loose enough that a mouse can run through the middle. You’ve got this air flow, you can stand on the other side of the wood in the wind and you can feel the air coming through it, so it dries really efficiently.”
• Pallets on the base keep the bottom dry.
• The top layer can sit bark-side up to create a ‘roof’ but Jason has found it sheds water very well anyway.
• It’s a very satisfying thing to do. “My favourite passage from Lars’ book is where he says: You know exactly where you are with a woodpile. Its share price doesn’t fall on the stock market. It won’t rust. It won’t sue for divorce. It just stands there and does one thing: it waits for winter.”
Jason’s first round under construction, but not built on pallets.