How much wood is in a cord? And How Much Should I Buy?

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.

 

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