# wood weight

Posted By woodsman23, Oct 7, 2008 at 3:09 AM

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1. #1

### woodsman23 Minister of Fire 2. ```NULL ```

Aug 26, 2008
1,352
46
Loc:
western southern tier of NYS
What does a chord of wood weight?

2. #2

May 7, 2008
60
0
Loc:
Stamford, CT

3. #3

Jan 25, 2007
1,586
3
Loc:
Newfields NH
4. #4

Nov 19, 2005
2,329
174
Loc:
Midwest

5. #5

Oct 4, 2007
2,027
11
Loc:
Western CT
6. #6

### woodsman23 Minister of Fire 2. ```NULL ```

Aug 26, 2008
1,352
46
Loc:
western southern tier of NYS
thanks for the info, is that a full cord or a face cord?

7. #7

Sep 30, 2007
10,560
2,423
Loc:
Bend, OR
:lol:

8. #8

### fossil Accidental Moderator 2. ```NULL ``` Staff Member

Sep 30, 2007
10,560
2,423
Loc:
Bend, OR
A cord is the closest thing we in this country seem to be able to agree on so far as a quantity of firewood is concerned. A cord is 128 cubic feet of neatly stacked split wood, typically described as 4' x 4' x 8', but the dimensions are arbitrary, the total volume is not...128 cubic feet. A face cord has no real definition, but is generally agreed to be a stack of wood 4' high and 8' long, or its equivalent. Now, if those splits or rounds are 16" long, then a face cord is one thing. If they're 24" long, it's another thing, volume-wise. So, what's a face cord? Dunno, depends on how long the wood is. If the wood's 16" long, then a face cord is 1/3 of a cord, but if if it's not 16" long, then it's something else. Rick

EDIT: So...cord is volume, the weight then depends on density, which is a function of wood species and moisture content. A cord of wood can weigh in excess of 4000 pounds.

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### woodsman23 Minister of Fire 2. ```NULL ```

Aug 26, 2008
1,352
46
Loc:
western southern tier of NYS
Thank you i think............. SORRY about the misspelled cord geeezzzzzzzz.... let it go fellas

10. #10

### fossil Accidental Moderator 2. ```NULL ``` Staff Member

Sep 30, 2007
10,560
2,423
Loc:
Bend, OR
Happens all the time...to all of us...have fun with us. Google something like "density of wood", and you'll find all kinds of charts that'll tell you pounds per cubic foot of whatever species you're interested in, with different moisture contents. Then factor in about 20% or so air space in a cord of stacked wood, and you'll come pretty close to the answer to your original question. Sorry for the run-around. Rick

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### flyingcow Minister of Fire 2. ```NULL ```

Jun 4, 2008
2,543
329
Loc:
northern-half of maine
Up here, a cord is about 5,000lbs. That's a mix of good hard woods..maple, beech, yellow birch, etc. I had a woods contractor looking at cutting my spruce and fir, and he uses 4,700lbs to the cord for figuring stumpage. Huge variations from region to region.
These are tree length figures