What Is a Cord of Firewood?


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A cord is the measurement used for firewood. The official and standard full cord of firewood has a height of 4 feet, a width of 4 feet, a length of 8 feet and a volume of 128 cubic feet. There are other types of cords, varying in size and amount.

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What Is a Cord of Firewood?
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Firewood is not commonly sold in full cords because they are too large for home use. Instead, firewood is often sold in terms of face cords. Face cords are also 4 feet high and 4 feet wide but are only about 16 inches long, which is about one-third of a full cord.

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