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Firewood FAQs

How much wood is a full cord?

A true full cord is stacked 4 feet high x 4 feet wide x 8 feet long, or 128 cubic feet. When loaded loose, it is approximately 170 cubic feet. We sell firewood by the fraction of a cord. For example, 1/2 cord of wood is 64 cubic feet stacked, or 85 cubic feet loose. If you are an occasional firemaker, a 1/3 cord should be sufficient to last you a season. 

How much wood is a "facecord"?

A facecord is just another term for 1/3 of a cord or 43 cubic feet stacked. 

What is the difference between burning hardwood and softwood?

Generally hard wood will burn hotter and for longer periods of time. BTU ratings are traditionally used to compare the amount of energy released by burning a cord of any given species of wood. Pine has a heat rating of approximately 15 BTUs. Douglas Fir is a hotter burning softwood, with 20.5 BTUs. BC Yellow Birch has a heat rating of 23.5 BTUs. Yellow Birch is a much denser wood; it burns slower, hotter and longer.

Is BC Yellow Birch the same as White Birch?

No. The heat rating for White Birch is 20.5 BTUs where as Yellow Birch is 23.5 BTUs. Be sure to know this when comparing prices.

Does the Douglas Fir and Pine spark or crackle?

Yes. Most softwoods like pine, cedar, douglas fir, and spruce will crackle. Birch will not. Birch will generally burn cleaner and, therefore, is recommended for indoor fireplaces. 

How much wood is in a weekender tote bag?

A weekender tote is 16''X16''x3'. It contains approximately 40 pieces of wood. It is the perfect amount of wood for a weekend fire and a great value compared to gas station bags! Don't forget to bring your tote bag back to us. We will refill it and give you a 10$ credit towards your next purchase!

Can I pick up firewood?

Yes. You may self load bulk firewood at our retail location. Alternatively, we can load a pre-measured tote bag into your truck for you. We do not load loose firewood with a loader bucket into your vehicle.

How is firewood delivered? 

We deliver firewood either bulk or in a tote bag. It is measured and loaded by skid steer, based on 170 cubic feet per loose cord, or fractions of this. 

Where will you dump the wood on a bulk delivery?

The product will arrive loose, in a dump truck, during a bulk delivery. The wood can be dumped on your driveway, parking pad, or back alley. It cannot be placed on city property. We also have stacking services available. Additional charges will apply from stacking services over 75' from the drop spot. 

Where can you place a tote bag of firewood?

Currently, 1/6 cord and 1/3 cord tote bags are available. We are able to place them on the driveway, parking pad or back alley. We cannot place it on city property or go over fences.

Premium BC Yellow Birch, Pine and Douglas Fir Firewood

Firewood is available for Pick Up or Delivery, bulk or in tote bags. 

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