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How do you calculate a cord of wood?

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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.

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  1. Stack the wood in a rectangular shape

    Stack the wood in a rectangular shape to prevent logs from tumbling off the pile.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Multiply length x width x height to get cubic feet of wood.

  5. Calculate total cords

    Divide the number from step 3 by 128. This is the amount of wood that you have in cords.

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