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A practical guide to all things wood fire, both indoors and out.
The Wood Fire Handbook shows you that the soothing effect of dancing flames and glowing embers is a simple pleasure to have in our lives. Understanding everything that underpins the perfect wood fire makes it even more enjoyable. Vincent Thurkettle's handbook is the essential companion and manual.
The expert insight and knowledge in this book allow everyone to rediscover the skills of previous generations and savor the delight of a perfect wood fire in all its incarnations.
Understand which trees make the best firewood
Learn how to split, season, and store wood
Lay the perfect fire
Make an ingenious campfire
Choose wood for its scent
...and much much more!
This revised edition features updated information on wood-burning stoves, 'clean' wood and other environmental considerations.
About the Author
Vincent Thurkettle is a woodsman. After spending his childhood roaming the Somerset countryside, he left school at 16 to work on the Huntley Estate in Gloucestershire. He subsequently trained as a Chartered Forester, and worked for the Forestry Commission,retiring in 2005. He now has a business selling Christmas trees.