Lighting a fire is an ancient gesture, which holds a certain magic even in the latest generation of fireplaces. In this magazine we have already talked about how to choose firewood, today we’ll look at all the steps for lighting your fire from above and what you will need to take into account for proper maintenance.
How to light your fireplace from above
- Create a neat pile of seasoned wood, taking care not to completely cover up any slits at the base of the firebox (the use of a firewood holder may help you).
- Add some wood wool soaked in wax (you can easily find it on the market), or lumps of natural fire lighters (avoid liquid lighters if possible).
- On top of this, you will need to place some small sticks (e.g. spruce: it burns very quickly, but it’s great for lighting a fire), in a crisscross formation.
- Light the wood wool and that’s it, you’ll see that the wood starts to burn!