Wednesday, April 7, 2010

A Face Cord

Someone asked, so I'll answer.

A standard face cord measures 8 feet long by 4 feet high by 16 inches in depth. Three face cord equals one cord. The depth/length of the wood can be more or less than 16 inches and the price will reflect this. Most people use 16 inch pieces of fire wood. We are currently paying $45 per face cord for hard maple and oak and we pick it up nine miles from here. Our supplier is going to place a trailer beneath his wood processor conveyor & fill it to the brim. After measuring how many FACE cord it will fill (he estimates five) the price to unload the trailer (thus saving him the time of stacking cords of wood) will be $140 - a great savings to us.

Well gotta scoot. Sweetie has an opthamology appointment this morn.

5 comments:

HermitJim said...

Sounds like a good price for wood to me! Glad you have such a good deal close by!

Good luck at the appointment...

2 Tramps said...

Doesn't it feel great to get that wood piled up? We have over two full cords to carry over for next winter and will be buying several more this summer.

AKA Angrywhiteman said...

Thanks, we call them ricks here (North West). I had never heard the term and was curious. I've burned wood all my life and there is no heat I enjoy more.

Anonymous said...

Super price on firewood. We sell wood and it is about twice that (what you are paying for the bulk / 28 dollars a face cord). I didn't realize there was that much oak or even hard maple where you are. Course ours is all cut,split, delivered, loaded and unloaded by hand. After you heat with wood , it seems all other heats are cold.:) Beth

treesong said...

Anonymous, Thanks for stopping by. Within about a one mile radius of us the woods are primarily various pines, birch and cedar. Beyond that hardwood and softwoods can be found. Our wood guy owns acreage further south where he cuts hardwood logs.

As I've said before, we have more time than money so picking fire wood up isn't an issue. And yes, the warmth of wood fires makes anything else seem cold.

It's 28 degree here today and windy with occasional snow flurries. The wood fire's wrapping us in warmth and for now, all is well at our little homestead.