# # of Firewood Pieces in Cord?

#### qwee

##### Feeling the Heat
Internet says, "A full cord of wood typically contains 600-800 pieces of split firewood, which translates into 200-275 pieces in a face cord...."

I'm a part-time seller, and I'm tired of stacking wood into my trailer and measuring. I would rather just throw it in loosely (time saver). Anybody ever counted? Does 700 chunks of wood sound about right?

Anyone have a face cord (1/3 cord) they can count with a picture (to see the size of your pieces). After that just multiply the # by 3 for a cord.

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Internet says, "A full cord of wood typically contains 600-800 pieces of split firewood, which translates into 200-275 pieces in a face cord...."

I'm a part-time seller, and I'm tired of stacking wood into my trailer and measuring. I would rather just throw it in loosely (time saver). Anybody ever counted? Does 700 chunks of wood sound about right?

Anyone have a face cord (1/3 cord) they can count with a picture (to see the size of your pieces). After that just multiply the # by 3 for a cord.
There is absolutely no way to answer that. A cord is a measurement of volume not number of pieces. And a face cord isn't a true measurement at all

TreePointer
The average size of one piece of firewood in a cord exists. Therefore, for that particular cord of firewood there must be an approximate number of pieces of wood in that cord. Everyone splits pieces to different sizes and shapes - I'm just looking for a rough estimate.

If I wasn't feeling lazy, I would count and stack it in my trailer - then measure until I had a cord.

Or: throw it in 180 cubic foot and that's a "thrown cord":

Presumably if you take 180 cu ft volume of thrown wood, and stack it, you get about 128 cu ft stacked (i.e. a proper cord).

Edit: I think just throwing it in to fill a 180 cu ft volume is more useful than the number of splits because of the size difference in the thickness of the splits.

Edit 2: I knew Maine has an official "thrown cord" measure. And I found it now:

#### Thanks stoveliker​

So, 180 sq ft. loose wood for a cord. My trailer 12.5' x 6.5' x Y = 180 ft3. So Y = 2.2 ' or 2 feet 2.4 inches to make one cord. So if I load loose 3.5' high (typical), I'll have 204 ft3 = ~ 1.6 cords. Now I know.

According to Maine 16" is on upper end for 180 ft3 loose wood, so I'll go with 185 ft3 loose wood just to be safe. So, Y = 2 feet 3.24 inches for a cord in my trailer. And if I fill it an average height of 3.5 feet I will have about 1.5 cords. Now I know. My trailer stacking days are over.

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Dajolu
Yup. Approximately.
And legal in Maine. I don't know how Idahoans (?) look at this.
If I were you I'd save the Maine.gov url to show to customers if they have concerns.

Internet says, "A full cord of wood typically contains 600-800 pieces of split firewood, which translates into 200-275 pieces in a face cord...."

I'm a part-time seller, and I'm tired of stacking wood into my trailer and measuring. I would rather just throw it in loosely (time saver). Anybody ever counted? Does 700 chunks of wood sound about right?

Anyone have a face cord (1/3 cord) they can count with a picture (to see the size of your pieces). After that just multiply the # by 3 for a cord.

No matter what reasoning your using.. if your trying to be a seller of wood and a reputable one at that.. cords go by volume only.. counting pieces with a give or take of 200 is completely ridiculous..

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