Turpenator2084

New Member
Nov 30, 2016
1
Stillwater, OK
In Oklahoma, it seems the only "measure" of wood is the "rick"-- very few sellers here will sell wood by the cord. At lunch today, a coworker said they'd never even HEARD of the cord. Is this an Oklahoma thing? One would think the firewood industry in Oklahoma would be more regulated than that, as this particular "measure" doesn't seem to be standard. It complicates my search for a good firewood provider, at least so far looking at Craigslist and seeing seller after seller offering "ricks" but not cords...
 
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CheapBassTurd

Minister of Fire
Jan 4, 2016
515
Indiana/ Michigan border
That's a few days of 24/7 burning, TOPS.
I do 5-6 cord a year burning 5 months 24/7.
A cord is measured 4 ft wide x 4 ft high x 8 ft deep. (or the equivalent)
Not one row across a pickup bed.
 

WoodyIsGoody

Minister of Fire
Jan 16, 2017
1,437
Pacific NW Washington
We were told this was a cord of pine. Thoughts? Sorry for the double picture.
That's about 1/5 of a cord. Five loads like that and you would have a full cord.
 

Pete From Maine

New Member
Mar 27, 2017
1
Orland, Maine
We were told this was a cord of pine. Thoughts? Sorry for the double picture.
I have been in the wood bissness for decades and never seen such a poor measure,(not how I'd like to put it), That is NOT even close to a half cord. I sell a full load, all I can fit on my pickup TWICE for a cord. You have been _ _ _ _ _ _ with your pants on.
 

jbmdux

New Member
Jan 4, 2018
2
02332
how tightly are you supposed to stack your wood for this calculator?
I had a load delivered that filled a truck that was 8 ft long 6 feet wide and 5 feet tall loaded with a bucket loader. When I staked it, fairly tightly, it measures about .8 by this calculator.
 

Ashful

Minister of Fire
Mar 7, 2012
14,930
Philadelphia
how tightly are you supposed to stack your wood for this calculator?
The wording of a cord, with which I am familiar, has the words “tightly stacked” right in the definition.

Most government and other estimates I’ve seen for cord weight use 85 cu.ft. of solid wood for a 128 cu.ft. cord. That implies a stacking density of 66%, but I’m not going to try measuring that, myself.
 

Dataman

Minister of Fire
Sep 10, 2018
514
Newport, Wa
No 1/2 TON pu can hold Cord of Wood. It would end up 5ft high. Too heavy.

A face cord of firewood, also called a rick of firewood, is different than a cord. The common dimensions for a face cord or rick of wood is 8 feet long x 4 feet high x any length of wood. Although the common length of wood is typically 16 inches, there is no exact length requirement.

https://www.firewood-for-life.com/firewood-measurements.html
 
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Ashful

Minister of Fire
Mar 7, 2012
14,930
Philadelphia
No 1/2 TON pu can hold Cord of Wood. It would end up 5ft high. Too heavy.

A face cord of firewood, also called a rick of firewood, is different than a cord. The common dimensions for a face cord or rick of wood is 8 feet long x 4 feet high x any length of wood. Although the common length of wood is typically 16 inches, there is no exact length requirement.

https://www.firewood-for-life.com/firewood-measurements.html
You’re new here, right? Where’s @Manly?
 

MisterFixIT

Member
Mar 10, 2016
61
Western Great Basin, USA
Using the calculator the 3x3x5 pallet stack of almond that the local feed store here sells for $180 would actually be 0.35 of a cord (1/3). Not the 0.50 (1/2) of a cord that they claim it to be. In real cord terms that almond is over a half a grand per cord. ... no they don't deliver. ha ha.

This is why I gave up buying firewood. All of the firewood sellers in my area are like this. Its frustrating.
 

NVHunter

Feeling the Heat
Nov 3, 2013
292
Reno, NV
I'm gonna go buy a pallet of Almond from them Monday... At least the wood is seasoned unlike most of the other scammers in our area.

I usually cut all of my own wood but a new baby kinda hampered my cutting time...


Using the calculator the 3x3x5 pallet stack of almond that the local feed store here sells for $180 would actually be 0.35 of a cord (1/3). Not the 0.50 (1/2) of a cord that they claim it to be. In real cord terms that almond is over a half a grand per cord. ... no they don't deliver. ha ha.

This is why I gave up buying firewood. All of the firewood sellers in my area are like this. Its frustrating.