Firewood Measuring Units
Fueling a fireplace or firewood burning stove can be a lot of work and cost you way too much if volumes and values are not known. Therefore you should know that firewood is usually sold by the cord, or a fraction of a cord. The dimensions of a standard or full cord is a stack of wood piled 8 feet long, 4 feet wide and 4 feet high and has a volume of 128 cubic feet.

You can also find a face cord or rick of wood which is 4 feet high by 8 feet long and is as wide as the individual firewood pieces, but averages 16 inches wide. A 16-inch wide face cord is equal to one-third of a full cord.

The following tips can be helpful for you to determine fair market value of a load of wood:

– Avoid buying firewood that is not sold in cords or fractions of a cord.
– Insist that your wood be cut to burning length, split, uniformly stacked and not randomly scattered in a pile.

So, if you just use your fireplace for buy a half cord of firewood each spring and let it season until fall. If you supplement a heating system with a woodstove or fireplace insert, buy two cords. If you heat exclusively with firewood, you’ll need about 4 to 5 cords, depending on the severity of your winters.

Be sure to check for prices for firewood cords, half cords, quarter cords and smaller bundles so you can figure out which is the best deal for you!
Call Lumberjax Firewood for pricing or place an order on-line.