How Much Wood is a Cord?
Firewood Calculations are as follows.
Often times people are confused about how much wood is a cord of wood. Well, technically there are a couple types of cords. A Face Cord and a regular Cord.
You can also buy 1/2 cord or 1/4 cord, but depending on the deliveries being ordered you may have to wait until we fill the truck to get partial cords delivered.
Cord of wood – 4 x 4 x 8 – 128 cf
Approximately = 712 pieces of split firewood 16″
Half Cord – 1.5 x 2 x 4
Approximately = 350 pieces of split firewood 16 “
Face Cord or Rick – 1.5 x 4 x 8 – 48 cf
Approximately = 237 pieces of split firewood 16″
Firewood with high heat output (Oak, Ash, Hickory, Maple, Madrona)
1 cord = 21,000,000 – 24,000,000 BTU = 200-250 gal. of fuel oil or 2.50-3.00 ccf of natural gas.
Firewood with medium heat output (Cherry, Elm, Maple, Fir)
1 cord = 17,000,000 – 20,000,000 BTU = 150-200 gal. of fuel oil or 2.00-2.50 ccf of natural gas.
Firewood with Low heat output (Buckeye, Cedar, Fir) 1 cord = 12,000,000-17,000,000 BTU = 100-150 gal. of fuel oil or 2.00-2.50 ccf of natural gas.
QUALITIES OF FIREWOOD (What type of wood burns best)
Douglas-fir: This omnipresent tree is likely the best of the conifers for firewood – better than some of the hardwoods, does not make much ash and has medium heating value. Old growth or tight -grain Douglas-fir is simple to divide, but some of the younger, second-growth, smaller-diameter trees could be extremely difficult.
Red alder: Seasoned
Ponderosa from the west
Oak: Properly seasoned oak is tough to beat. It much of it divides rather well, does not spark, and holds a fire. However, it won’t create much heat and will produce tons of
Oregon ash: Wet or dry, ash wood will produce a fire that is
Maple is pretty close to the quality of ash and has carving characteristics and similar cutting. It burns somewhat cleaner, sparks a lot more and does not warm quite well.
Madrone: When seasoned, this hard, dense wood burns very hot and makes