10 Uses for Wood Ashes

Posted: November 6, 2014 Source: This Old House Get fired up about putting that pile of soot to work A cord of firewood can produce 50 pounds of ashes—a formidable heap of soot but also a great source for mineral-rich dust that has practical uses. Just be careful to store them in a fireproof container with the lid shut to choke any embers. Unlike ashes, you can’t use flames any place except in the fireplace. Use wood ashes to: De-skunk …

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