I could spend all day cutting wood, but, I can go to the local saw mill and get a truck load for 20 dollars. Most of this is oak and it has been dried. Its already the right length but the only thing I have to do is split them in half.
we pay between 35 and 40 dollars per face cord and we use about 2 dozen face cord between us and our son's house a year..sometimes more if it is a long and cold winter
I have sold wood for 5 years and never heard the phrase "face cord", what is it?
Is that actually mean that the wood is cut to 16" lengths?
I get different prices for different wood. Mixed hard woods sell in the neighbor hood of $100 a cord, stacked and delivered. Sometimes I make deals for folks who want more, and I get more for smaller amounts of course(if you averaged it out).
I don't know, because we do not have it here, but I have been told that white oak is crumby firewood.
So...... as long as it is red oak, I would say $20 a truck load is an excellent deal!
Western New York - advertised in the penny saver is $75 to $125 full cord. But as the emerald ash borer becomes more of an issue (limits distance firewood can be moved), I'm sure the price will raise.
Good price on the mill ends. We should look into this here.
We get our wood for free either due to storms in which case we have to get the jump on the city work crews, word of mouth/barter deals, or at the city yard waste dump. Unfortunetly the majority isn't burn ready for this heating season but we will be good for Winter 2011, lol.
Maybe it's a regional term? I'm in Michigan and have never heard it called anything but a "face cord" unless someone just says "cord" for short. *shrug*
I had to know, so I looked up the definition. I wanted to know because a "face cord " is actually what most folks sell. It is actually illegal to see wood by the cord in some sates because a face cord is not actually a cord of wood, but most wood stoves can not handle a 2' piece of wood.
The internet is good for something!:smiley-laughing013:
Face Cord vs. Full Cord of Firewood
The two most common ways to measure firewood is by the "Full Cord" or "Face Cord". You will see that our racks refer to a "Face Cord". A face cord measures 8' wide x 4' high, the depth of a face cord may vary depending on the person who is cutting the wood (average firewood length is 16"-18"). A "Full Cord" of firewood measures 8' wide x 4' high x 4' deep making it difficult to determine what size firewood rack to purchase since firewood is cut to different depths. Due to the confusion of calculating full cords we have decided to calculate our firewood racks by the face cord. Please check to ensure that you are purchasing the proper size firewood rack.
Outside of Boston on Craig's List there advertising cut and split pine for $ 150 a cord , all the way up to seasoned cut and split hardwood for $300 . with an average of $ 250 to $ 275 . plus delivery .
Here in Mass , cut and split firewood has to measure 128 cu. ft. . when stacked .
At the Fairs in Maine , the state cuts and splits a 4 x 4 x 8 pile ( 128 cu. ft. ) and comes out with around 106 cu. ft. ( Remember , We are talking about the Lawmaking Bozo's in Mass. protecting the poor consumer with there laws.)
I think I'd buy wood here in Ky ($25-30 a cord) and drive to AZ and sell it! :-)
I really mean no offense by this, but I find $25-$30 hard to believe. Are sure you are not quoting a rick?
It costs me close to $20 by the time I have cut a cord and have it stacked at my place.Not counting my time, but fuel for truck, log splitter and chainsaw and thats not counting wear and tear, new chains etc.... Thats cutting close to home.
$30 for even a face cord would be giving it away, even pine.
Sorry I quoted the wrong post, but ya get my drift!lol