A Cord of Woodor

A Cord of Woodor

A Cord of Wood

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Other non-official terms for firewood volume include standing cord, kitchen cord, running cord, face cord, fencing cord, country cord, long cord, and rick, all subject to local variation. These are usually taken to mean a well-stacked pile of wood in which the logs are shorter or longer than in a legal cord, to accommodate various burners. For example, a face cord commonly consists of wood that is 16 inches (41 cm) long. (Source:

A standard cord is a unit of measure of wood products 4 feet wide, 4 feet high and 8 feet long, or its equivalent, containing 128 cubic feet when the wood is ranked and well stowed. Any voids that will accommodate a stick, log or bolt of average dimensions to those in that pile shall be deducted from the measured volume. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)


The standard measurement for firewood, a cord is 128 cubic feet. This means that when it is stacked it measures approximately 4 feet high, 4 feet wide and 8 feet long. However, the amount of wood in a cord can vary from supplier to supplier because wood is usually cut in various lengths, and uneven stacking results in lots of air space. This can be confusing for shoppers, especially if you want to compare cord prices among various suppliers.

OK, so what is a cord of wood, exactly? It's a unit of volume that is used to measure the amount of firewood and pulpwood in a stack of uniform lengths, with minimum gaps between the logs. One full cord is 8 feet (2.44 m) long, by 4 feet (1.22 m) wide, by 4 feet (1.22 m) high. These dimensions gives a total volume of 128 cubic feet (3.62 m³). (Source: www.omnicalculator.com)



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