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Selling Wood

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by leftyscott, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. leftyscott

    leftyscott Member

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    I sell some firewood every year. (about 4-5 cords) I sell it 1/2 cord at a time. Since my piles are not uniform size, I measure it in the truck. In order to do this I pack it very tight. So, after I'm done stacking it for the buyer, it appears to be quite a bit more than a 1/2 cord. Customer is happy. I'm happy, I think. It got me wondering which was the accurate measurement... In the truck, or on the rack. Wood on the rack is more loosely stacked. If I were buying wood and my delivered stack measured a 1/2 cord, I'd be content. Of course, I'd be real happy if I was getting 1/2 cord + 10% more.

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  2. Cross Cut Saw

    Cross Cut Saw Feeling the Heat

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    You could measure the bed of your truck and figure out the cubic feet of wood you are packing in there.

    Honestly, if I were to purchase just half a cord of wood and it was more than one pallet stacked 4 ft. high I'd be very happy.
  3. WellSeasoned

    WellSeasoned Guest

    The cord calculators work well for this, located at the top of the woodshed. I measured my truck bed to help a friend out, and I can fit a 1/2 cord in there a few inches below the rails, level 8ft bed
  4. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    It is really simple to figure how much wood you have. In my humble opinion, you are doing right. Even if you give them a tad over what you quoted, it is much better to have a satisfied customer than to deliver wood and right away they think they got taken. Another little touch is that most times when we sell wood, we also through in some free kindling wood and a couple Super Cedars.
    firefighterjake likes this.
  5. Gasifier

    Gasifier Minister of Fire

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    leftyscott. If I am not being to nosey. How much does a half a cord go for in you location? What type of wood are you selling. Just curious. Sounds like you are giving your customers a good deal.

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