Face cord in a truck

firefighterjake

Minister of Fire
Jul 22, 2008
19,151
Unity/Bangor, Maine
Maybe living where I do things are different . . . but up here a cord is a cord is a cord . . . in other words 128 cubic feet or more often just listed out as 4 x 4 x 8 feet (probably from the days when many folks would supplement their income over the winter by cutting pulp wood into 4 foot lengths). Other than a full cord . . . it's always been half a cord or a quarter of a cord and so on. I honestly had never heard the term "face cord" or "rick" until landing here back in 2008. I suspect if someone sold a "face cord" to a local who was expecting a regular cord words would be had.
 

Bad LP

Minister of Fire
Nov 28, 2014
1,256
Northern Maine
Maybe living where I do things are different . . . but up here a cord is a cord is a cord . . . in other words 128 cubic feet or more often just listed out as 4 x 4 x 8 feet (probably from the days when many folks would supplement their income over the winter by cutting pulp wood into 4 foot lengths). Other than a full cord . . . it's always been half a cord or a quarter of a cord and so on. I honestly had never heard the term "face cord" or "rick" until landing here back in 2008. I suspect if someone sold a "face cord" to a local who was expecting a regular cord words would be had.
I'm with ya.
A cord is a cord is a cord. 128cuft. It's all I've ever heard at 59 years old.
 

WiscWoody

Minister of Fire
Dec 24, 2011
1,926
Winter WI
I had a part time lake neighbor who once told me he burned 8 cord in that past winter and I was shocked by the amount until I asked him if he meant face cords. He said yeah face cords but he always called face cords- cords. he had a big oak woodlot in Nakoosa Wisconsin and if anyone bought wood from him there could have been some confusion lol.
 

blades

Minister of Fire
Nov 23, 2008
3,523
WI, Leroy
ford reg cab box 8ft, super cab short box 6.5ft, 4 door cab box 5.5ft, but each of these cabs sizes can be had with longer beds. the wheelbase gets longer . the crew cab ( 4 door )+ the 8ft box takes a Walmart super center size parking lot to turnaround in, slightly less if the front end is the coil spring version vs the leaf spring. might be the conversion year of leaf to coil f250/ f350.
 

WiscWoody

Minister of Fire
Dec 24, 2011
1,926
Winter WI
ford reg cab box 8ft, super cab short box 6.5ft, 4 door cab box 5.5ft, but each of these cabs sizes can be had with longer beds. the wheelbase gets longer . the crew cab ( 4 door )+ the 8ft box takes a Walmart super center size parking lot to turnaround in, slightly less if the front end is the coil spring version vs the leaf spring. might be the conversion year of leaf to coil f250/ f350.
I knew someone who had a F-350 diesel crew cab long box and yes it was a very long truck indeed.
 

baseroom

Feeling the Heat
Nov 18, 2014
441
Rochester
So I went out with a tape measure I have a ribbed bed liner. 6’81/2 “. Without the liner it would be 7 feet
 
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Highbeam

Minister of Fire
Dec 28, 2006
17,650
Mt. Rainier Foothills, WA
So I went out with a tape measure I have a ribbed bed liner. 6’81/2 “. Without the liner it would be 7 feet
Some just get lazy and round down to 6.5’. With the tailgate down every bit of an 8’ sheet of Sheetrock is supported.