A traditional fireplace is operated by burning wood pieces that have been cut into a desirable and small piece. Taking into account on the traditional style of setting up a fireplace, you need to put some dedication and effort as it is vital and risky because the wrong dimensions of the fireplace might burn your house so be extra mindful and careful of setting it up. Before you start on burning those wood pieces, you should consider thinking and begin by choosing the right fuel. Yes, if you want to continue that fire cozy feeling, you need to enhance the heat into a moderate one. Picking the right wood would be your priority as there are two types of wood; the hardwood and softwood. Hardwood is the type of wood which are easily burned or gives off moderate heat when burned. On the other hand, softwood is the counterpart of hardwood that are hard to burn or gives off a more heat that is not comfortable and convenient at all. In picking woods for your fireplace, you should know how the season works because it’ll affect your environment and the need for heat. For example, you need more heat when in winter, more heat equals more fuel and wood.
In starting a fire, you need kindling. Kindling? Yes, it is the actual thing you throw at a fireplace to keep the fire burning and be controlled with ease. This thing you throw is those smaller pieces of certain wood that’ll take the flame and burned down easily. Building and putting them on top of each other these split logs will help on keeping and placing the kindling balanced. You need materials for your fireplace to keep on the flame burning like placing newspapers, magazines or any material alike. But be careful of using too much paper as they aren’t advisable as scraps of these flamed materials will cause tremendous risk and might end up burning your house as well.