One Face Cord: How much is one face cord of firewood?
What firewood rack is best for your needs? Ideally, that will depend on how much wood you burn per season. To get an idea of the amount you will burn, you will want to get to know the relationships in wood classification.
A Full Cord is the name for 128 cubic feet of firewood. This amount of firewood stacked in a woodpile that measures 8 feet long x 4 feet high x 4 feet across.
One Face Cord. When you’re looking for firewood, you will hear this term. A face cord is firewood stacked in a woodpile that measures 8 feet long x 4 feet high with pieces cut 16”. This is 1/3 of a full cord, 32 cubic feet. The only legal measurement of firewood is the full cord.
If the logs are sixteen inches stacked 4‘x 8’, then your face cord is about 1/3 of a full cord. Also known as a face cord.
Remember that the only legal measure for firewood is the full cord and all of its fractions, of course. When purchasing firewood, always figure out how much wood you are purchasing in terms of a full cord.
How much firewood do you need? This rule of thumb might help:
Homeowners who burn wood to heat their homes burn approximately five full cords of wood over the winter months. If you use firewood to supplement your heating system you will use about two full cords, and burning casually you will go through half a full cord. Whatever amount you purchase and choose to store, it’s very important to let your split wood cure for at least six months.
One Face Cord