HOW MUCH WOOD IS A CORD?
A cord of wood stacked is 128 cubic feet (L x W x H=cf).
HOW MUCH WOOD SHOULD I BUY?
If you are heating a new home (well insulated) with a new efficient stove, the average home will use approximately 6 cords for the winter.
If you are burning wood as a supplement to other home heating systems the average is 2 – 3cords.
If you are using wood occasionally, plan on 1 -2 cords.
It is recommended that you buy what you will use in a year. You can carry over some wood into a second year, but it may give off more smoke than recently seasoned wood and it is more likely to harbor insects.