16-Inch Kiln-Dried Cedar Wood for Fire Pits, Chimineas and More
Tired of the same old fires? It’s time to spice things up with our full-sized cedar firewood. These 16-inch logs are the perfect ingredient for a pleasureful fire-burning experience. Beautiful flames will dance before your eyes as a pleasing smell delights your nostrils and comforting crackling sounds put your mind at ease.
We’ve made it easy to get into this cedar-induced hypnosis by kiln-drying the wood. 48 hours in the kiln leaves very little moisture in the wood for super easy ignition. For this reason, we recommend using kiln-dried cedar as a fire starter with any of our other woods.
Our 16-inch cedar wood works well in full-size fire pits, outdoor fireplaces and chimineas. Because it tends to crackle and spark, we recommend using a fireplace cover or screen to enjoy the cedar safely, especially when using it indoors.
We box up this spicy wood in a resealable box and can send it anywhere in the country with free two-day shipping. Plus, for every box you luxuriate in, we plant one new tree to keep the cedar population strong and vibrant. After all, the world needs more of this incredible wood. It’s the spice of life!
Benefits of Our 16-Inch Cedar Firewood
- Impress Your Guests – The aromatic crackling of cedar creates the perfect ambiance for a classy party or romantic night in.
- Enhance Your Fires – Combine cedar with a hardwood like oak or hickory to add cedar’s spice to their prolonged burns.
- Enjoy the Outdoors – Since it sparks and crackles a lot, cedar is ideal for outdoor fireplaces, fire pits and chimineas (if insulated from flammable items).
- Easily Use Dry Wood – No other cedar lights easier or burns cleaner than kiln-dried cedar firewood.
- Say Bye to Bugs – The kiln-drying process takes all insects, mold and fungus out of the wood, leaving it pristine.
- Protect the Environment – At Hot Box, we sustainably source our cedar from forests certified by the Forest Stewardship Council.
What’s in the Cedar Firewood Hot Box?
- Type of Wood – 100% pure cedar firewood
- Size of Pieces – 16-inch full-sized firewood logs
- Type of Box – Recyclable and resealable container
- Box Dimensions – 16 inches x 9 inches x 19.5 inches
- Shipping Details – Free two-day shipping throughout the United States
- Refund and Return Policy – You may return your order up to 30 days after it was purchased. For more details, please review our full refund and return policy.
Frequently Asked Questions About Our Cedar Firewood
How hot does cedar burn?
Cedar ranks low on the list of the hottest burning types of firewood. It only produces 12.2-13 million British Thermal Units (BTUs) per cord, which is less than half the heat production of oak at 30.1 million BTUs per cord.
Still, cedar is a popular firewood because it has other strengths. For example, cedar is one of the easiest woods to ignite and produces one of the best smells of any firewood. For this reason, it’s a great idea to mix cedar with a hotter burning wood like oak to get cedar’s benefits along with oak’s heat.
Is cedar wood good for a fireplace?
You can use cedar wood in your indoor fireplace. However, because it sparks and crackles so much, you should always use a fireplace screen to protect your home.
You should also take precautions for using cedar in outdoor fireplaces. Inspect the area around the outdoor fireplace to ensure nothing flammable is nearby. A chiminea is an excellent alternative outdoor option if you’re worried about the sparks.
Is it safe to cook over cedar wood?
No, cooking with cedar wood is not recommended. Its high oil/resin content will produce a dirty smoke that will taint the flavor of your foods. Using cedar wood for smoking meat is also not recommended for the same reason.
Is cedar wood easy to split?
Cedar is extremely easy to split, which is why we love working with it!
Does cedar smell good when burned?
Cedar doesn’t just smell good when burned; it smells great! A delightful aroma emanates from the oil found in the center heartwood of the tree. Cedar contains a lot of this oil and when set ablaze, the incredible smell only intensifies.
Does burning cedar cause creosote?
Since cedar contains a large amount of resin, burning it in your fireplace can cause creosote to build up in your chimney. However, kiln-dried cedar wood contains less resin than regular cedar, so it won’t produce as much creosote.
Nevertheless, you should still take precautions against creosote buildup when burning kiln-dried cedar in your indoor fireplace. You can do this by only using a small amount of cedar in combination with other firewood. We also recommend getting your chimney cleaned periodically to make sure the amount of creosote doesn’t get dangerously high.
What are the different types of cedar trees?
There are two main types of cedar trees in the United States. The eastern half of the country has the eastern red cedar (also known as the eastern juniper), and the western half has the western red cedar.
Is Cedar a softwood or a hardwood?
Cedar is a softwood.
Why does cedar crackle when it burns?
Cedar wood crackles more than other kinds of wood because it contains more resin. These pockets of liquid expand as the fire heats them up, and the crackling sound occurs when the resin bubble finally pops.
What color is cedar firewood?
The inside of a cedar log is pinkish red with a slightly purple tinge. The color comes from a chemical reaction between the oils in the wood, oxygen and UV ray exposure. The outside layer of cedar firewood is pale yellow.
Where do cedar trees grow in the United States?
Eastern red cedar trees grow along the east coast of the United States. The western red cedar grows in the Pacific Northwest.