I keep a daily record of what I cut, so that I know how much wood I have on the ground, how much is stacked in my yard, and how much I cut in any given season. The other day (after paying about $12 for 2.5 gallons of premium gas for my saw), I sat down and figured out my costs to produce 20 cords of (24-inch) wood, which is about what I do in a season: 5 gallons of premium gas = $25.00 2 cans of Husqvarna 2-cycle oil = $4 3 gallons of bar/chain oil = $20 1 saw chain = $10 1/2 sprocket = $3 2 plastic wedges = $8 That nets out to $70.00 in supplies for 20 cords. Let's round up to $80 and call it $4.00 a cord. The prices are rough estimates and, in the case of the petroleum products, variable. No accounting for the cost of the wood (free in my case), labor (my physical fitness routine) or transportation (commute from work). I also didn't factor in the price of broken maul handles, which probably adds $5 per year to the total (1/2 handle). I should add that I do this over the course of the spring and summer, cutting 1.5 cords per week and hauling about 1 cord. That takes about 1.5 hours of my time, after work, three days a week. Splitting and stacking (done at home) takes another hour or two.