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.
- Stack the wood in a rectangular shape
Stack the wood in a rectangular shape to prevent logs from tumbling off the pile.
- Measure the length, height and width of the pile
Use a tape measure to find the length, width and height of the pile in feet.
- Find the total cubic feet of the pile
Multiply the length of your pile by its width and by its height in order to find the total cubic feet.
- Multiply length x width x height to get cubic feet of wood.
- Calculate total cords
Divide the number from step 3 by 128. This is the amount of wood that you have in cords.