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How Many Logs are in a Cord of Firewood?

There are about 800 logs in a cord of firewood. The exact number varies with the size of logs. If the logs are larger then there may be 400, and if smaller there may be 1200.

A Cord is a volume measurement, 4ft x 8ft x 4ft deep. A log is usually 16 inches long, so 3 make 4ft.

A face cord is 4ft x 4ft x 16 inches or 1/3 of a full cord and is about the same a rick of wood, has about 300 pieces.

A bundle has about 6 pieces.

The word cord dates back hundreds of years when a rope was used.


Compare firewood quantities and measurements.

Full Cord

A full cord, or simply a cord, is the standard unit of measurement for firewood. It measures 4 feet high by 8 feet long by 4 feet deep, which equals 128 cubic feet of firewood. A full cord is suitable for commercial or large-scale residential use, and it typically provides a better value per unit of volume.

Rick of Wood (Face Cord)

A rick of wood, also known as a face cord, is a smaller unit of measurement for firewood. It typically measures 4 feet high by 8 feet long, with a varying depth based on the size of the logs, usually 16-24 inches. The volume of a rick of wood depends on the depth of the logs, making it less consistent compared to a full cord. A rick of wood is more practical for residential use due to its smaller size.

Half Cord

A half cord is another unit of measurement for firewood, representing half of a full cord. A half cord measures 4 feet high by 4 feet deep by 8 feet long, totaling 64 cubic feet of firewood. This measurement is suitable for those who require less firewood than a full cord but more than a rick of wood.

Quarter Cord

A quarter cord is a smaller firewood quantity, equivalent to one-fourth of a full cord. It measures 4 feet high by 2 feet deep by 8 feet long, equaling 32 cubic feet of firewood. A quarter cord is an excellent option for those with limited storage space or who require a smaller amount of firewood for the season.

Bundles and Stacks

Bundles and stacks of firewood are smaller quantities typically found at retail stores, gas stations, or grocery stores. These smaller quantities are more suitable for occasional use or for those who only need a small amount of firewood for a short period. One bundle has about 6 pieces and is tied up for easy carrying. I usually bring 2 bundles of wood for a 2 hour long campfire.


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