On a chilly winter night, nothing warms a home more quickly than a crackling wood fire. Building a brightly burning fire takes a little practice, but once you've mastered the technique you'll start efficient fires in only a few minutes.
Things You'll Need
- Newspaper or paraffin wax fire starters
- Kindling (dry, finely split sticks in a variety of sizes)
- Seasoned firewood
Place two split logs in your fireplace with 4 to 6 inches between them. Choose logs that are about 3 to 4 inches thick.
Twist a length of black and white newspaper and place it between the two logs.
Place 1 inch of kindling on top of the newspaper and logs. Light the newspaper with a match and allow it to burn for several minutes.
Lay 3 or 4 small logs (3 to 4 inches thick) perpendicularly on top of the two logs in the fireplace once the kindling has almost burned out.
Add larger logs once the fire is burning brightly. Always add 2 or more logs at a time for most efficient burning.
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