This is my first post and hopefully putting it in the right place, if not somebody let me know. My local firewood salesmen and I are in a disagreement. I ordered and paid for 6 cords of wood; pine, straight, not much taper and all in 20 foot lengths. I am partially disabled so it takes me a while to buck and split it. (I know, I know, "get a splitter" and I plan to...). He delivered a few months ago and I recently got it finished, after all stacked it came to just under 5 cords. I'm trying to understand what's going on and am considering all options before I get mad. I am no stranger to cordwood, stacking, etc. but it is my first time buying log length and am trying to figure out what happened. Other possibilities: 1. I am crazy. 2. I am stupid. 3. He is ripping me off (I checked out public records, and he does have a criminal history, so I'm a little suspicious) 4. The wood has further seasoned and decreased in volume since delivery. It actually was 6 cords but it has now seasoned / shrunk to 5. I suppose it's at least remotely possible since it's pine and it's been a few months. 5. Some definitions of proper cord stacking say to use only round wood (rounds), not splits. I've never heard that before but I see it here and there as I search on the web. 6. ???? He has a small booklet with tables that convert log dimensions into cordwood calculations. Anyone know what that booklet is, or the standardized name of those tables? He insists that he gave me 6 cords, but it's as plain as day that I have less than 5 cordpiles in my yard, stacked exactly 4x4x8. I should mention that wood is $400/cord where I live (western Alaska) due to high gas prices at the time of cutting, so I'd like to settle this soon if I can. Any thoughts, opinions, information, etc. would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!