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Don't settle for low-quality firewood that's difficult to light and produces little or no heat. Using our signature Artisanal Delivery Service, you can have premium kiln dried firewood delivered straight to your Cashiers, NC home. For over a decade, Cutting Edge Firewood has been delivering the industry's finest firewood, as well as cooking wood, to residents throughout the Southeast.

The History of Cashiers, NC

Located in Southern Jackson County -- almost on the border of South Carolina -- Cashiers is a small unincorporated community spanning just a little over 1 square mile. The community has origins dating back to the early 1800s, during which Colonel John Zachary would frequently take family vacations to the area. At the time, there weren't any homes or permanent residents constructed in the area. It wasn't until 1833 when Zachary built a few initial log cabins. Once constructed, Zachary and his family began spending more and more time in the area now known as Cashiers.

Fun Facts About Cashiers, NC

  • There's a historic High Hampton Inn in Cashiers that dates back to the early 1800s.
  • Cashiers has become a popular tourist for individuals and families looking to get away from the city.
  • Most people, especially those unfamiliar with the community, pronounce Cashiers incorrectly. The correct pronunciation is "cashers" and not "cashiers."
  • With an annual precipitation of approximately 7.25 inches per month, Cashiers is one of the wettest areas in the Southeast.
  • According to a 2000 census, only 196 people live in Cashiers.
  • Cashiers has an elevation of 3,484 feet.
  • In addition to being wet, Cashiers is exceptionally cold. During July, the average temperature is just 78 degrees Fahrenheit, which is pretty cold for a midsummer day in the Southeast.
  • Cashiers is just a short driving distance from other well-known towns like Highlands, Sapphire and Glenville.
  • In the early 2000s, residents pushed state lawmakers to incorporate the community of Cashiers. Ultimately, however, lawmakers rejected the proposal because of tax implications.
  • The Fairfield Inn is a historic hotel in Cashiers that was originally constructed in 1896 to 1898. In 1982, the 100-room hotel was added to the National Register of Historic Places -- a federal depository of historically significant buildings, homes and structures deemed worthy of preservation.
  • Popular activities in Cashiers include fishing, hiking, golfing, camping and mountain biking.
  • Cashiers is also known as Cashiers Valley due to its close proximity to several mountains.
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Where to Find Firewood in Cashiers, NC

Because it's such a small community, many Cashiers residents struggle to find firewood. If you own your home in Cashiers, you can always try gathering firewood from fallen branches and trees. Assuming the wood is located on your property, you can take and use it. Unfortunately, though, this isn't the best idea. Fallen branches and trees typically contain a large volume of water. The wood may feel dry on the surface, but the inner core will likely be saturated with water. All this water trapped inside the wood interferes with its combustion process, resulting in less heat when burned.

Furthermore, fallen branches and trees may contain pests, including termites, ants, scorpions and spiders. Pests such as these often nest either underneath or inside wood. If you happen to pick up a piece of infested firewood, you could inadvertently bring these or other pests into your home. Unless you're willing to take that risks (which you shouldn't), it's recommended that you avoid gathering and using firewood from your property.

How are you supposed to get firewood for your Cashiers home without sourcing it from your property? Here at Cutting Edge Firewood, you can order firewood for sale and have it delivered straight to your doorstep. Our kiln dried firewood is conditioned for 12 times longer than the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) standard for kiln drying. With a longer drying time, our kiln dried firewood burns hotter than other types of firewood.

How to Build Brighter, Hotter Fires

Whether you're planning to build a campfire outside your home or use the fireplace inside your home, there are a few things you should do to build brighter and hotter fires. As previously mentioned, using kiln dried firewood will result in a hotter fire. It's not uncommon for fresh firewood, such as fallen branches and trees, to contain half their weight in water. And with a moisture content of 100%, fresh firewood doesn't produce much heat, nor does it burn very bright. When lit, the high moisture content prevents fresh firewood from burning efficiently. It may produce some heat, but fresh firewood typically produces lots of smoke with only a small amount of heat.

Kiln dried firewood, however, is prized for its low moisture content. Its low moisture content allows for a more complete and efficient combustion process when burned. Scientific jargon aside, kiln dried firewood burns brighter and hotter than other types of firewood.

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Keeping Your Firewood Dry: What You Should Know

You probably won't burn all your firewood in a single fire -- and that's okay. As long you store your unused firewood in the right area, it won't go bad. Specifically, you need to store it in a dry area where it's not exposed to moisture.

You have one of two options when storing your unused firewood: You can either store it inside your Cashiers home, or you can store it outside your Cashiers home. If you're going to store firewood inside your home, consider using a rack to keep it off the floor. A high-quality rack offers a convenient and easily accessible storage solution for unused firewood. In fact, when you use our Artisanal Delivery Service, one of our delivery service experts will neatly stack the firewood for you.

If you're going to store your firewood outside, on the other hand, you'll need to make sure that it's covered and off the ground. When firewood is placed directly on the ground, it will absorb moisture from the underlying soil. And when firewood isn't covered, it will be exposed to the rain and elements, which can also raise its moisture content. A simple way to cover your firewood to place it under a roof or awning. To prevent your firewood from touching the ground outside, consider placing it on a wood deck or concrete slab.

Firewood vs Cooking Wood: What's the Difference?

In addition to firewood, you may want to stock up on firewood for cooking. As the name suggests, cooking wood is designed specifically for cooking. You can still use it to warm your Cashiers home -- or create a relaxing outdoor ambiance on your patio or property -- but it excels in its ability to enhance the flavor and texture of food.

Cooking wood is available in several varieties, each of which produces a different flavor when burned. Oak, for example, has a mild smokey flavor, whereas pecan wood has a strong nutty flavor. When used in a grill or smoker, cooking wood will enhance the flavor of your food by injecting it with flavorful smoke. You can always use regular firewood in a grill or smoker, but high-quality cooking wood offers an unparalleled level of performance.

Your search for firewood in Highlands, North Carolina is over. Stock up on high-quality kiln dried firewood by visiting our order page now. After placing your order, we'll deliver the kiln dried firewood directly to your Highlands home.

About The Author

Leroy Hite

Leroy Hite is the founder and CEO of Cutting Edge Firewood, an ultra-premium firewood and cooking wood company located in Atlanta, Georgia. Leroy's mission is to give people the experience of the perfect fire because some of life’s best memories are made in the warmth of a fire’s glow. He founded Cutting Edge Firewood in 2013 with a goal to provide unmatched quality wood and unparalleled customer service nationwide. The company offers premium kiln-dried firewood, cooking wood, and pizza wood in a wide variety of species and cuts to customers around the country.