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Believe it or not, firewood for sale is big business. But piles of loosely thrown firewood can be nearly impossible to count or weigh, which is why, in most areas, wood is measured by the cord.
The phrase cord of wood (sometimes called a cord of firewood or a full cord) can refer to a legal unit of measurement for a set volume of seasoned firewood at 128 cubic feet. In most cases, it should be roughly equal to two properly stacked piles of wood, side by side, that are 4 feet tall, by 4 feet deep, by 8 feet long, with individual pieces typically cut between 12 and 16 inches in length. In addition to a cord of wood (full cord), there are other non-official, often regional, terms that are also used for measuring seasoned firewood, such as a face cord, a long cord, a bush cord, a rick cord, and a Sheldon cord.
Buying a cord of firewood may seem simple enough but, in reality, you might not always get what you think you’re paying for. Here are some things to be aware of: