Question by  Alyssa (35)

How much wood is a cord?

I want to buy some firewood and I'm being asked if I want a cord.


Answer by  Allstar (2071)

1 cord is equal to 128 cubic feet, 1,536 board feet, or a rectangular stack of wood 4 feet wide, 4 feet tall and 8 feet long.


Answer by  esteban (1334)

When wood is neatly stacked so that the stack is 4 feet by 4 feet by 8 feet, then you have a cord of wood. That is 128 cubic feet of wood. That's about 3 full sized pickup beds of wood.


Answer by  turkerjf (63)

A cord is 128 cubic feet in volume. Firewood is usually sold in fractions of a cord with length of pieces cut to suit the purpose for the wood.


Answer by  kent16 (178)

A cord of wood is technically 4 feet by 4 feet by 8 feet, however nobody burns 4 foot logs so wood is often sold in third cords which are 18 inch by 4 feet by 8 feet. Note that furnace, face and stove cords are other measurements

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