Califonia Bountiful

The Backyard Lumberjack

Jan./Feb. 2010 California Country magazine

Thoreau once noted that firewood warms twice—once when you split it and again when burned. The Backyard Lumberjack, by father and son Frank and Stephen Philbrick, is the ultimate guide to felling, bucking, splitting and stacking firewood for home use. It covers everything—from choosing a saw to chopping psychology to designing woodpiles. $18.95 in paperback from Storey Publishing. Order online at

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