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Dec 03

Full Cord vs. Face Cord of Firewood

Face Cord Firewood

FAQ: What is a face cord of firewood?

Answer: A face cord of wood is a unit of wood cut for fuel equal to a stack 4 × 8 feet with lengths of pieces from about 12 to 16 inches.

1 Face Cord = 8 feet wide x 4 feet high (often referred as 1/3 cord of wood)

FAQ: How much is a cord of firewood?

Answer: The cord is a unit of measure of dry volume used in Canada and the United States to measure firewood and pulpwood. A cord is the amount of wood that, when “ranked and well stowed” (arranged so pieces are aligned, parallel, touching and compact), occupies a volume of 128 cubic feet (3.62 m3). This corresponds to a well stacked woodpile 4 feet (122 cm) high, 8 feet (244 cm) long, and 4 feet (122 cm) deep; or any other arrangement of linear measurements that yields the same volume.

1 Cord = 8 feet wide x 4 feet high x 4 feet deep