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Firewood Volumes and Dimensions

Firewood can be sold in a lot of different dimensions and volumes. It is frequently sold as a "cord" of wood, a term that dates back centuries, and which is likely derived from the use of a cord, or rope, to measure the volume of wood. A "cord" of wood represents a properly stacked volume of firewood that measures 4 feet x 8 feet x 4 feet.

In the Fairfield County area, people generally burn firewood to relax by a warm fire, rather than as their primary heat source, and thus the term "cord" may be a bit less relevant for modern suburban firewood. As such, firewood is now often sold by fractions of a cord. The most common racks in the suburban New York City area are designed to hold stacks of wood that are approximately 4 feet x 4 feet x 16 inches, which corresponds to our "Medium Order" sizing. Some larger racks are designed for stacks of wood that measure 4 feet x 8 feet x 16 inches, which corresponds to our "Full Size" order. The medium order is approximately 1/6th of a full cord and the full size order is approximately 1/3rd of a full cord. We also offer a "Small Order" that stacks to approximately 2 feet x 4 feet x 16 inches, which roughly corresponds to 1/12th of a full cord. If you have a slightly smaller rack, it was probably designed for roughly this amount of firewood.

If you plan to ask us to stack your firewood, we ask that you provide a cleared area where it can be stacked, ideally within 100 feet of wherever a vehicle can park to deliver your firewood. If you have a rack, we recommend you measure the dimensions of the rack to better understand how much firewood it can hold. If you order more than the rack's volume, we ask that you instruct us where you'd like the excess wood to be stacked, otherwise we'll try to stack it neatly by the rack itself.

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