Only in Oregon do you find straight grain old growth wood sold as firewood. We had some wood delivered last week and Lee was surprised at the quality. The guy who sold it salvages beams from old mills and schools that are no longer used and chops them up into firewood. We’ve read that 100-year-old wood doesn’t contain quite as many BTUs as 3-year-old wood, but this wood was dry and as close to a true cord as you can find around here.
I got busy stacking and soon there was a very straight pile. Our wood stove doesn’t seem to mind burning furniture grade material.