Check out Ohio Wood Burner. He makes money by selling premium quality.Can you really make good money selling firewood ? From The downside of maintenance. Of your chainsaw, your pick up truck, and Buying logs,
Or have some strapping young men as children. That's how one of the locals operated until they left home and started their own businesses.The only way to make any real money is with a big investment in a large processor and lots of equipment. If you have kilns you can make even more
700 to 1000 cord with a regular splitter not a processor?Or you own a tree cutting service selling firewood from the logs you receive from customers. You can sell mulch from the wood chips. My local tree service processes between 700-1000 cord of hardwood selling @ $300-$325/cord.
They upgraded their equipment last year to print consistent 16” splits. I’m actually not sure what it is. Will stop by and check it out. They also have a tumbler so no debris is delivered on a customer’s driveway.700 to 1000 cord with a regular splitter not a processor?
Probably a processor in that case. That's a crazy amount of wood to process without oneThey upgraded their equipment last year to print consistent 16” splits. I’m actually not sure what it is. Will stop by and check it out. They also have a tumbler so no debris is delivered on a customer’s driveway.
Processors are not cheap
Both of those companies are out of Perth Ontario Canada
You would need to process and sell a lot of firewood to be able
to afford one
One processor just outside of Perth uses an Easton-made and processes
400 cords a year and is selling at 375 a cord delivered
Still after costs and overhead, I'd bet he doesn't make a lot of money
I recently built a 1.3 cord little shed on my driveway. This is for emergency (soft) wood that I can use if the yearly bay of the 3-bay main shed in the back is empty before winter is over. The aim is to fill the small one back up with some softwood that should be good to go next winter (pitch pine was <16% in one year there). And one stack of firepit wood in the back of that shed.I've had a ton of people pull up in my driveway and some have even left notes on my front door asking me if I was selling firewood. I always tell them no, there's just way too much time involved to make any kind of money doing it. Doing it for myself is one thing, but if you sell it you have to start putting a value on your time, and a cord would get really expensive real quick
My tree service sells log length at $85 a cord. If you process it and sell it for $350-$375 you can make some money.To put some numbers to it. Let’s assume in your free time you could process by hand (chainsaw, maul ax) with equipment you already own. And could do a cord a week. 50 cords a year. ( Can you store 50 cords at once? ).
Sell it delivered at $300 a cord. You probably need to figure $25 a cord in expenses. It all depends on how much you pay for the wood. If I paid $200 a cord for wood making $75 a week is not worth it. If the wood is free. Then sure an extra $1000 a month would be worth my time.
But it’s not going to be 3-5 hours of work every week. When the season comes you will haul many loads a week. And then the wood won’t come one cord at a time.
If I did it this way I would deliver in the IBC totes and charge a deposit with free pickup or a stacking fee. The totes would be a substantial upfront cost. What
Yes but In my mind that’s how I save time and space. If you have spare of each you could get by with a utility trailer. The idea of making a motorized dolly for them and being able to put them wherever they fit for the customer seems like a service that the not serious wood burner would pay a premium for. Half a cord at a time delivered in its own rack.The upfront investment for 50 ibc totes would be significant...