# Face cord in a truck

#### baseroom

##### Feeling the Heat
Need some information. I am bringing a face cord of wood to a friend. I don't want to short him . Probem is my piles fell into each other so its tough to measure 4x8. Is there a good idea out here on how "full" a 7' bed should be with a face cord in it?

Thanks!

#### Jags

##### Moderate Moderator
Staff member
You could wait until the truck is unloaded and restacked for final measurements. Then charge accordingly.

Zack R

#### begreen

##### Mooderator
Staff member
A face cord is one-third of a full cord or 1/3d of 128 cu ft = 42.66 cf. Give them a little extra for peace of mind and friendship.

#### baseroom

##### Feeling the Heat
You could wait until the truck is unloaded and restacked for final measurements. Then charge accordingly.
That makes sense......but the guy just wants it piled.

##### Feeling the Heat
Your truck bed is roughly 5'x7' and 16" tall, correct? Stacked to the top of bed side would be 45 cu ft. Subtract the wheel wells, darn close to 42.66 cu ft.

#### baseroom

##### Feeling the Heat
Your truck bed is roughly 5'x7' and 16" tall, correct? Stacked to the top of bed side would be 45 cu ft. Subtract the wheel wells, darn close to 42.66 cu ft.
Yep thats what I'm figuring. I will mound it a bit just to be generous. Thanks

LiamFitzpatrick

#### CentralVAWoodHeat

##### Minister of Fire
Just out of curiosity, what truck has a 7’ bed?

#### baseroom

##### Feeling the Heat
2003 Ford F 250

CentralVAWoodHeat

#### Highbeam

##### Minister of Fire
2003 Ford F 250
I have the same truck in 2000 f350. It's a little under 7 feet actually and that is the "short bed" of full sized fords. The long bed is slightly longer at 8'.

#### baseroom

##### Feeling the Heat
I have the same truck in 2000 f350. It's a little under 7 feet actually and that is the "short bed" of full sized fords. The long bed is slightly longer at 8'.
Yep kinda depends where you measure it from. 7’ was close enough

Highbeam

#### Highbeam

##### Minister of Fire
Yep kinda depends where you measure it from. 7’ was close enough
It’s a pretty long short bed. I only wish we got the fuel tank from the long bed! 10 more gallons.

#### baseroom

##### Feeling the Heat
Ha! And with the v 10 about 13 miles per gallon!

#### Country Living in VA

##### Member
My Chevy truck actually measures 6 1/2' inside the bed, it is considered a short bed though. A stacked bed up to the sides generally is about 1/4 of a true cord.

baseroom

#### hickoryhoarder

##### Feeling the Heat
You should be about a face cord (rick they call it around here). As someone said, unload it and stack, and you'll know what you have.

#### gggvan

##### Member
You should be about a face cord (rick they call it around here). As someone said, unload it and stack, and you'll know what you have.
Why "rick" ?

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#### Medic21

##### Minister of Fire
Thrown in and mounded up to not falling out in my 8’ bed is just over 1/3 cord.

I’m too lazy to stack too many times...

#### hickoryhoarder

##### Feeling the Heat
Why "rick" ?
No clue. In south central Indiana you'll almost never hear someone speak of a face cord. And they'll more likely say "three ricks", as opposed to a "cord." If I had to guess, a rick was some kind of rack to hold wood, and when people started selling it they used it as a measure.

#### Medic21

##### Minister of Fire

There really is no guarantee to what your getting.

#### johneh

##### Minister of Fire
A rick of firewood is a firewood measurement used to describe a quantity of wood. Unlike a cord of firewood which is 128 cubic feet, a rick or face cord is not a consistent measurement, so it can vary from place to place.
The biggest problem with a buying a rick of wood is the fact that you don't know exactly how much wood you are getting. The length of the logs dictate how much wood you get.
It is a popular term in Western Quebec where firewood is sold by the rick
and depending on the seller the length is 12, 14, 16, 18, or 20 inches
so you could by a rick 4x8x20

#### WiscWoody

##### Minister of Fire
A face cord fills my 8’ long box trucks full.

#### jaoneill

##### Feeling the Heat
Your truck bed is roughly 5'x7' and 16" tall, correct? Stacked to the top of bed side would be 45 cu ft. Subtract the wheel wells, darn close to 42.66 cu ft.
That works if it's stacked in the truck; if just tossed in it would be short by quite a bit

#### kennyp2339

##### Minister of Fire
Why "rick" ?
My neighbor who is in his late 80's calls each row a "Rick" and when your stacking wood, he calls it "Ranking a Rick"

#### jaoneill

##### Feeling the Heat
Why "rick" ?
Some good definition/explanations above for a "face cord'" or "rick" but nobody has mentioned "stove cord" which was another term for what we always simply called a commie cord.

#### WiscWoody

##### Minister of Fire
I have the same truck in 2000 f350. It's a little under 7 feet actually and that is the "short bed" of full sized fords. The long bed is slightly longer at 8'.
My ‘03 F250 has a 8’ long bed but it’s a regular cab truck.