How much wood is in a cord?


cord of woodA full cord is split wood that fills a 4-foot-by-4-foot-by-8-foot cubic measured space. A face cord is an 8-foot-by-4-foot pile of split firewood. It takes three face cords to make a full cord, which is often offered at a lower price than the cost of buying three face cords separately. (Wood cut to 24-inch lengths instead of 16-inch lengths will yield only two face cords.)              



You can save money if you have the wood dumped, and stack it yourself. However, one way to know if you're getting a full load is to have the wood supplier stack the wood (a typical cost is $5 to $10 per face cord). Mark off an area in 4-foot-by-8-foot increments to be filled, making sure not too much airspace is left in a criss-cross wood stacking



In Massachusetts all wood must be sold by the cubic foot, when cord is mention on this site it refers to 164 Cubic Feet of wood, This is the standard measurement for wood.