Kimberly™ can accommodate one log of 4-inches across and 9.5-inches in length, however, once there is a coal base on top of the grate, the vertical space will be reduced and it will be necessary to burn shorter pieces of wood. Therefore, I like to cut wood from 4-inches to 6-inches in length and stack smaller pieces on top of one another. Katydid™ can accommodate a log up to 8-inches long if placed horizontally inside the combustion chamber. Katydid™ can accommodate a longer long of perhaps 10-inches if placed vertically or at a diagonal
While you may make more cuts with a chainsaw firewood to accommodate the sizes of our smaller fireboxes, in the end it is possible that you will experience less work overall, as the shorter pieces of wood are easier to split and the Katydid™ and Kimberly™ wood stoves user their fuel wisely.