Thursday, 28 April 2016

Norwegian Wood...

At Christmas I was shown a copy of the book Norwegian Wood Chopping, Stacking and Drying Wood the Scandinavian Way by Lars Mytting.  Well, I was immediately captivated!  I know.  Crazy huh.  A book about stacking wood.

So I bought myself a copy of this book - I recommend it! - although I have still to read most of it.  I haven't seen any sculptural wood piles such as those shown in the book until today.  I saw not just one, but a group of them!!

We visited West Green House Garden - of which I will show you more tomorrow - and we saw these wood piles stacked up by the car park so I had to photograph them.  Fortunately we arrived early so we didn't have an audience watching me taking these odd photos.



According to my book - I checked when I got home - these are round piles.  Funny that!


It was an interesting and very pretty garden to visit and great to see these piles.

More tomorrow!

Amy

25 comments:

  1. Ha ha, I think you can get a book on just about anything these days.

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  2. I don't think I've ever seen a round pile of logs, how interesting.

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  3. Hi Amy! Oh, how funny you loved a book about stacking wood! I agree though, the piles look so nice and they are round. I've never seen that before. I'm sure each pile holds loads of wood! Hope you're doing well.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  4. A different way to make a feature of next winters wood pile! xcx

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  5. I think that's so cool! I'm intrigued and wonder what other sorts of shapes and things they do - just with stacking wood. Very creative. ;) xoxo

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  6. I could do with some of that wood right now ... ON MY FIRE!

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  7. Incredible, I have never come across a round wood pile before. We are getting to the end of our wood pile here...the weather is atrocious.

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  8. I like it too, Our ricks are boring. I'm going to look it up. I found this interesting.

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  9. Dear Amy
    I've been reading rave reviews about that book! I like the sculptural quality of the wood stacks - they could be Land Art!
    Have a good weekend
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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  10. Now that looks nice. We have a neighbor that has a truck come in with a load and they just throw them into a pile in his backyard.

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  11. Have not heard of the method or the book, but it sure looks more interesting than what I usually see and I suspect that there is a benefit to the Norwegian way.

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  12. I want one of those! I love the stone gabions which you see used in some gardens, a few of each would do me!
    Lisa x

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  13. I have wood pile envy - we're just getting to the end of our winter log delivery and could do with one of those stacks. I love the fact that you have a book about wood chopping and stacking - I thought I had eclectic tastes! xx

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  14. Why would anybody think you were odd taking those photos? They've evidently never seen me down on hands and knees and butt in the air taking closeups of strange things (giggle). Wood piles can be very interesting, even down to the little creatures that live in them. Take care.

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  15. You've had a great day for your visit to West Green. I look forward to seeing your photos x

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  16. Amy, I've never heard of (or seen a photo of) such a thing! Wish my old Norwegian friend was still alive to ask if he remembered these from his early life. Your blog is very educational!

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  17. PS Now I can't get that song out of my head, thank you veddy much! :D

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  18. I am wondering if stacking wood this way would keep it drier than the traditional way that we usually stack wood. Food for thought.

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  19. Those piles would be a haven for snakes around here! Wood piles are quite trendy these days though, people stack up wood in fireplaces in their homes and it looks great!

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  20. I've never seen wood stacked like that - so cool!

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  21. It is funny how I found this post this evening, with the attractive round piles of wood: just when we were discussing purchasing a load of firewood for the winter. We have been here 12 years and finally have used all the wood which came with the house, neatly stored in the basement. Now the challenge of purchasing a load, and taking it a bit at a time down to the storage place. We only have a few weeks of intense cold, and some years we might only light a fire three or four times - but it is great when we do!!

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  22. I need to stack my firewood this way, rather than against a wall in the garage! One question though, does the book explain the correct manner in which to stack the wood - bark side up, or bark side down? I can never remember which way is meant to keep the wood driest, and I know in some countries people are quite militant about bark up / bark down issue. xxx

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  23. Interesting.. I shall be finding out more about these.

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  24. I heard about this book too, and was rather intrigued! Beautiful log piles, x

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