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How much wood is in a cord?

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A bush cord measures 8 by 4 by 4 feet, which equals 128 cubic feet. A face cord of 16-inch pieces of wood measures 8 feet by 4 feet by 16 inches, which equals 42.67 cubic feet.

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How much wood is in a cord?
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A bush cord is always 128 cubic feet. Face cords of different lengths of wood may be sold, meaning the actual volume of wood may be less or greater than 42.67 cubic feet. A face cord of 14-inch pieces equals 37.12 cubic feet. A face cord of 18-inch pieces equals 48 cubic feet. The amount of wood actually contained in a cord also varies if the wood is split and depending on the size and shape of the pieces. Finely split wood stacks together more tightly than irregularly shaped wood that is not split.

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