Making a good fire is not using a good type of wood. Whatever type of wood can make a good fire when they are dried properly. One of the most common means of drying firewood is letting it stand inside the firewood shed or on the firewood rack.
Studies have proven scientifically the underlying facts about making good fire. Good fire is from dried firewood. The explanation is lent to the fact that a newly chopped wood usually green contains 50% water. Decreasing the water percentage content of water to these woods would not take us overnight. It will take us weeks if not months. No wonder most homeowners save and dry firewood during summer for them to get ready for fire during winter season.
The 50% water content can be drained by either directly drying the woods under the sun or by air-drying. Direct drying of woods under the sun without placing them inside the firewood shed only delays the drying period. Note that the ground has water moist or dew when there are grasses. These moist or dew add water content to the woods that you are supposed to dry. Unlike when you placed those on the firewood shed whose roof is not a wood nor a lumber instead a thing that helps absorb water, is quite better.
Then letting the woods stay on the firewood shed for several weeks and transfer them to the firewood rack. The moment you transfer those firewood on the firewood rack, these means the 50% water content is already reduced to 20%. The remaining 20% water content can be dried out by the air-drying process. Air-drying process can be speedy if the firewood rack is not near the faucet or does not have any tendencies to get in touch with water.
The design of the firewood rack must be cozy and spacious giving the air a chance to dry up the woods. By doing these, do not use boards as sidings of the firewood rack instead just logs or cut lumber. In this way, there is now an assurance that the woods you will use to make fire is dry and surely give off good amount of heat as well as longer period of time.