16-Inch Kiln-Dried Oak Firewood for Fireplaces, Fire Pits and More
Our oak firewood is for the no-nonsense folks out there looking for a quality burn. While other types of wood add sparks, smoke or unusual flavors and aromas to the mix, oak keeps it simple. It’s here to make the longest, hottest burns possible and chew bubblegum, and it’s all out of bubblegum!
In a world full of questionable firewood, our oak is solid as a rock, literally. You won’t find a denser wood, and it takes fires hours to consume all that density. In the meantime, the flames rage to the exceptionally hot tune of 30.7 million British Thermal Units (BTUs) per cord. And don’t worry about soot or creosote mucking up that fun. Since it contains very little resin, this wood burns squeaky clean.
We help keep those burns as efficient as possible by kiln-drying every piece of oak firewood we produce. The process is simple. We put the split wood in a super-hot kiln for 48 hours. The wood comes out with a moisture content below the expert-recommended threshold of 20% for the best burns. What doesn’t come out is any mold, insects or fungus, which are removed during the drying process.
But this stern wood also has a gentle side when it comes to delighting the senses. It produces a subtle, pleasant aroma and imparts a slightly smoky taste to whatever it cooks. It also plays well with others, such as fruity cherry wood or the sweet sugar maple.
We box up this sensible wood to make it easy to transport, use and store anywhere. You can get it with free two-day shipping no matter where you live in the U.S., and we plant one tree for ever box we sell. You can’t get any more no-nonsense than that!
Benefits of Our Kiln-Dried Oak Firewood
- Prolonged High Heat – This dense wood will burn hot for many hours for a relaxing indoor or outdoor fire experience.
- Extremely Clean Burns – With very little resin or moisture, kiln-dried oak will cut down on creosote buildup in your chimney.
- Great for Cooking – Oak firewood cooks cleanly and thoroughly and imparts a mild, smoky flavor to meats and vegetables.
- Kiln-Dried to Perfection – The wood comes in prime condition to produce the hottest, longest and cleanest burns possible.
- No Bugs or Mold – The kiln-drying process also purifies the wood from insects, mildew and fungus.
- 100% Sustainable Production – All wood comes from forests certified by the Forest Stewardship Council for sustainable harvesting practices.
What’s in the Oak Firewood Hot Box?
- Type of Wood – 100% pure oak 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 16-Inch Oak Firewood
Do oak wood logs burn hot?
Most definitely! A full cord of oak firewood outperforms that same amount of any other wood with a heat content of 30.7 million British Thermal Units (BTUs). To put that in context, even flaming hot hickory only has 28.5 million BTUs per cord. For this reason, oak is among the top choices for getting the most burn for your buck in your campfire, fire pit, fireplace or wood-burning stove.
What does oak firewood smell like?
The great thing about oak is its smoky smell is not overpowering. Instead, it produces a gentle aroma that pairs well with the more distinct smells of other types of wood.
Do you recommend oak wood for cooking?
Yes! Oak is the most versatile firewood available for cooking. It pairs well with any meat or vegetable. It’s also fantastic for high-heat cooks over an open fire or long smokes that require woods without an overpowering smoky flavor.
Oak pairs well with other cooking woods due to its mild smoky flavor. We recommend combining it with cherry, sugar maple or hickory for amazing flavor mixtures.
Where do oak trees grow?
Oak trees grow all over the continental United States, most commonly in the East but also in the Pacific Northwest and Midwest.
Is oak hard to ignite?
Oak firewood is typically hard to ignite because it’s extremely dense. However, the oak wood we produce has an extremely low moisture content, so it’s easier to ignite than most oak you’ll find on the market.
Nevertheless, we recommend using a natural fire starter or using easier-to-ignite woods like cedar with oak wood for burning.
Is oak a hardwood or a softwood?
Oak is a hardwood.