What is a cord?
Bulk firewood is sold by a measurement called a “cord.” A cord must equal 128 cubic feet. To be sure you have a cord, stack the wood neatly by placing the wood in a line or a row, with individual pieces touching and parallel to each other, making sure that the wood is compact and has as few gaps as possible. Then measure the stack. If the width times the height times the length equals 128 cubic feet, you have a cord of firewood.
- Full cord 128 cubic feet
- Half cord 64 cubic feet
- Quarter cord 32 cubic feet
A cubic foot measures 12”x12”x12″