Other Units of Wood

When talking about firewood, you may hear the terms “face cord” and “rick of wood.” These terms are abstract: There is no officially recognized standard of measurement for either.

A face cord or rick of wood is generally thought to measure between one-fourth and one-third of a full cord. If your seller is offering a face cord or rick and doesn’t know the measurement in cubic feet, be sure to ask for it. Otherwise, you may not be getting your money’s worth.

Occasionally, we’ll be asked by a customer for a truck bed’s worth of firewood. Because truck beds come in all different sizes, there’s no one set price for this. That’s why we strongly recommend purchasing only firewood that is measured in cords or cubic feet. This way you’ll know if you’re getting a good deal.

When we deliver cords in our trucks, we’ve measured them out, properly stacked, beforehand. This way what you’re receiving is a true cord, half cord, or quarter cord of wood in every order.