Greetings all, I'm new to the forums and this is my first foray into heating with firewood since we bought the house in 2019. Hope you all enjoy this quick write-up. Wife and I are supplementing the oil furnace with 1 cord this winter only on the nights below 20F, but it seems like she's okay with the idea of buying more wood to season for next year. Paid $300 delivered for a cord of 7-10 month "seasoned" wood from a local woodyard near me. We did this for two reasons; 1) I haven't got the time to spend on this at this point in my career, and 2) the time benefit of being with family is well worth the 9 hours at work to earn the $ to pay for the wood delivery. I hear you! Enough talking, more pictures. I'll try to put a blurb with each one if I can figure this out. Here's our under-decking storage, taking care not to block emergency window egress, and not covering up the old secondary washer drainage pipe (white pvc). You can just see my inherited Generac 3500XL generator off in the back. Same picture, angled down. Pallets are from right-front to back-left, 3'x5', 3'x5', 2'x4'. Here's our firewood delivered, guy showed up in a F250 dump-body. Other angle. From here you can see the pallets under the deck and the door into the basement. There's three doors here (screen, exterior door, interior door) so I'm stacking it close so I have less distance to travel from stack to basement. Here's the final stack from that pile, 4 rows deep. Also, it's really windy through here because we're only about 2 miles from the ocean, so the wind through this area is constant. Makes it tough to cook on the grill ON the deck! And we had some overflow, so I put down another 4'x4' pallet on the other side of the lawn tractor storage area to finish stacking. It was about this point in stacking that we had realized that our backs were numb from stacking so we grabbed the canvas stool (green in above picture, bottom right) and used those to sit in while stacking. Much better! Small stack of kindling between the post and the pallet from the cleanup of the dump pile, that will be used to supplement the small rack by the wood stove. And my wife filled up the in-basement storage shown below. I haven't got the measuring tape out, but amazon reviews said "near 1/4 cord" but that looks like less, based on the amount I have under the deck. Here's the beast in question, with some kindling and paper storage while you sit and feed. This is an original Atlanta Stove Works Woodsman wood stove, and in this picture you can see the new gasket I applied for the door. There's no windows on this wood stove, just the three knobs for vents on the front. You'll also see on top of the wood stove, I've got the $30 heat-powered fan from amazon, and a cast-iron pot to fill with water for humidifying that we picked up from Tractor Supply Co. for $21. The small hatchet at the bottom of the hearth is what I've been using to split apart the pallet wood that we use for kindling, but may be replacing that with a different device soon. For those that are curious how this wood stove burns, note the small handle on the upper back-right of the stove (look just below the elbow in flue).. That opens/closes a rear vent to allow fast venting of smoke for startup or log addition to stove. Once fire or logs are going, with door closed, you flip that handle vertical, it closes the rear vent, and now all smoke comes towards the front of the upper portion above the door before proceeding back and up the flue. This allows for more heat retention in the wood stove, and thus more heat in the house. Adjust vents as needed to allow optimal burning of wood. I haven't gotten the wood stove really cooking yet, just warmed up the basement and first floor while burning up the leftover scraps from the firewood delivery. And since this is the Firewood Hoarders Club, it would be rude of me not to show you the inside of my wood stove after we vacuumed it out with the ash vac. Feast your eyes upon the internals. Both ceramic heat reflectors are in good condition, and we did the best we could on cleaning it out. I'm willing to take any constructive criticism you all can share. Also, lawn tractor is stored under deck because I haven't had a chance to buy a new shed yet, but that's in the works. Still need to decide how much of the garden I want to rip out to make room for the shed, or if I want to move the shed and remove some arborvitae plants for that instead. Either way, shed will have a garage door on it so I can just drive out. If any of you folks have any experience with this stove, please share, and let me know if I should be looking at having another cord or half-cord delivered for backup... really interested in reducing our dependence on the oil furnace, but the wood stove in the basement seems like a tough way to heat the second floor! Thanks to all for reading, and happy to soak up much information from you all on these forums. Looking forward to being a better hoarder in the future!