How much is a cord of wood going for? approx...

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  1. mldollins

    mldollins Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
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    tinknal Well-Known Member Supporter

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    The price of firewood varies wildly depending on region, type of wood, dryness of the wood, the economy, etc.
     

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    ronbre Brenda Groth Supporter

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    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
     
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    sammyd Well-Known Member

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    around 150 a full cord in this area
     
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    $30 - $35 here in TN
     
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    1/8 th cord -----------$55
    1/4 cord--------------$95
    1/3 cord--------------$130
    1/2 cord--------------$195
    full cord--------------$375
     
  7. sisterpine

    sisterpine Goshen Farm Supporter

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    full cord here in montana, small rounds, not split or stacked but delivered is about a hundred dollars.
     
  8. mickm

    mickm proud hillbilly

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    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!
     
  9. Pelenaka

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    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.

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    olivehill Well-Known Member Supporter

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    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*
     
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    mldrenen Well-Known Member

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    $175 seems about average here, though i've seen some advertised at $225-$250.
     
  12. mickm

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    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.
     
  13. WildCub

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    It's advertised for $140 to $250 a cord on craigslist in my area.
     
  14. luvrulz

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    I think I'd buy wood here in Ky ($25-30 a cord) and drive to AZ and sell it! :)
     
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    It varies so much your best off to look at your local CL for an idea.
    As you can see from the post the prices are all over the place.

    For us its free. :)
     
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    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.)
    Bob
     
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    How many cubic feet in your (KY) cord?
     
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    Depends upon the wood. A full cord of Oak goes for $250, a cord of Juniper about $125.
     
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    mekasmom Well-Known Member Supporter

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    A cord runs 50-75 dollars here--- Split delivered and stacked is under 100.
     
  20. mickm

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    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