1. Welcome Hearth.com Guests and Visitors - Please enjoy our forums!
    Hearth.com GOLD Sponsors who help bring the site content to you:
    Hearthstone Soapstone and Cast-Iron stoves( Wood, Gas or Pellet Stoves and Inserts)

How much wood did i just get?

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by ironspider, Jan 17, 2014.

  1. ironspider

    ironspider Feeling the Heat

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2013
    Messages:
    329
    Loc:
    Flanders, NY
    I just filled my trailer with beautifully cut same length, clean oak and maple. My trailer is 4x8 with 3in sides and we filled it to the top.

    In the shed it piled a perfect 8' wide x 6' high. If i'm not mistaken, this is a little more than half a cord, is that correct?

    I'm just trying to understand what i paid for. Great wood though, split a thick piece and it tested 19%.

    Helpful Sponsor Ads!





  2. stephiedoll

    stephiedoll Burning Hunk

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2008
    Messages:
    104
    Loc:
    omaha, ne
    4X8 with 3in sides trailer, maybe a 1/3 cord. How long are the splits?
  3. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2007
    Messages:
    10,443
    Loc:
    Bend, OR
    Well, let's see. 4' x 8' x 3"...that's 4' x 8' x ¼', so that would make it 8 ft³, or 6.25% of a cord. :rolleyes:
    STIHLY DAN likes this.
  4. ironspider

    ironspider Feeling the Heat

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2013
    Messages:
    329
    Loc:
    Flanders, NY
    I'd say 16-18"
  5. Ram 1500 with an axe...

    Ram 1500 with an axe... Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2013
    Messages:
    1,910
    Loc:
    New Jersey
    Pics please.....
  6. ironspider

    ironspider Feeling the Heat

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2013
    Messages:
    329
    Loc:
    Flanders, NY
    30" not 3" nice catch
  7. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2007
    Messages:
    10,443
    Loc:
    Bend, OR
    5/8 cord. Sounds like a dang nice little load of wood.
  8. ironspider

    ironspider Feeling the Heat

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2013
    Messages:
    329
    Loc:
    Flanders, NY

    Attached Files:

    Soundchasm likes this.
  9. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2007
    Messages:
    10,443
    Loc:
    Bend, OR
    Very nice, indeed.
  10. Paulywalnut

    Paulywalnut Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2012
    Messages:
    2,177
    Loc:
    Kennett Square, PA
    Nice. Now that your trailer got deeper:)
  11. Firewood Bandit

    Firewood Bandit Feeling the Heat

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2014
    Messages:
    308
    Loc:
    Western WIsconsin
    In the shed it piled a perfect 8' wide x 6' high.

    With a 16" length that would be a half a cord exactly. The stacked/ranked wood is more accurate that a trailer load. In a trailer it makes a big difference if it is stacked or thrown loose.
  12. ironspider

    ironspider Feeling the Heat

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2013
    Messages:
    329
    Loc:
    Flanders, NY
    we stacked it in the trailer.
  13. STIHLY DAN

    STIHLY DAN Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2013
    Messages:
    644
    Loc:
    So NH
    that's easy, not enough.
  14. BobUrban

    BobUrban Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2010
    Messages:
    1,638
    Loc:
    Central Michigan
    Go up top and use a cord calculator - fill in the numbers and whola - math is amazing!! I don't understand it but I know it works.
  15. ironspider

    ironspider Feeling the Heat

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2013
    Messages:
    329
    Loc:
    Flanders, NY
    Forget about the amount, this is the best wood i've ever burned. Place it on a few hot coals and it lights up in just a minute. And each split burns for a good amount of time and burns so well that i'm practically shutting all the air off. After two days of constant burning of this new load, there is minimal "soot" on the glass, less than i've ever seen.

    Now if i can only get a 6 hour burn, I'd be set. Since i just started my own processing, it'll take me years to get to this kind of quality seasoned wood by myself.

Share This Page