What is the best way to store firewood?

If purchasing or splitting your own wood, try to get a mix of split and non split wood. Wood seasons faster once split and the smaller the split, the faster the drying time. Seasoning means evaporating the sap from the wood. It’s best to stack the wood outside away from the house (to prevent insect infestation). Stack the wood in a stable method off the ground and cover the top to prevent water from saturating the wood but allow the front and back to remain open for air to flow through. The seasoning process takes from 12 to 18 months. Properly seasoned wood has cracks radiating at each end of the log and is much lighter than first stacked. If you have access to a moisture meter, burning when the wood is 16% - 29% moisture content, is ideal.