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Depending on what time of year it is and where you live, splitting wood can be an extremely necessary task. It also can make for quite the tedious and strenuous chore, if you’re not in the right headspace. With that in mind, you’ll want to make sure you’re utilizing the most efficient wood-splitting techniques possible. Thankfully, we have this special DIY tutorial video, courtesy of YouTuber arboristBlairGlenn, to make one aspect of the wood-splitting process much more time effective. And all you need is an old tire.

As Blair points out, if you’re simply standing the wood up on its side and then cleaving it in half, you’re going to have to repeatedly stop to pick it back up and strike it again. However, if you simply place the log inside a tire, the rubber will keep all the wood standing straight up to make the splitting much, much easier. Just check out the technique in action in the below video. If you don’t think that what we’ve got right here is a serious time saver, then I’ll eat my right shoe.

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I’ve seen some pretty ingenious hacks and DIY experiments over the years, but this old tire trick really is something else. Props to our guy Blair Glenn for perfecting it and for also taking the time to show us the ropes. Is this something you’d try at home?

Of course, country living does require a whole lot of work. But, each chore or process doesn’t always have to be the most difficult in the world. As the above video shows, sometimes working smarter rather than harder is the best way to go.

This post was originally published on May 15, 2019.

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