To calculate a cord of wood, stack the wood in a rectangular pile, then measure the length, width and height of the pile. A cord of wood is 128 cubic feet, so any measurement that equals this number can be considered a cord. For example, the measurements of the pile can be 8 feet long, 4 feet wide and 4 feet high.Continue Reading
Stack the wood in a rectangular shape to prevent logs from tumbling off the pile.
Use a tape measure to find the length, width and height of the pile in feet.
Multiply the length of your pile by its width and by its height in order to find the total cubic feet.
Divide the number from step 3 by 128. This is the amount of wood that you have in cords.