We have seasoned firewood, both wood burning for indoors, and campfire wood. We deliver by truckloads of about a cord, half truck deliveries of half of a cord, and we also do chuck wood deliveries for campfires.
The key to successful wood burning
Whether you burn wood in a fireplace, stove or furnace, good quality firewood is the key to convenience, efficiency and safety. Wet wood and pieces that are not the right size and shape for your wood burner can be frustrating, burn inefficiently and deposit creosote that can fuel a dangerous chimney fire. Good planning, seasoning and storage of the firewood supply are essential to successful wood burning.
Seasoned vs. Unseasoned
When you are burning firewood, seasoned wood should be your first choice. It is the kind of wood that has been left out in the weather after cutting for a long time. It will be gray or dusty in appearance from the outside.
Yet, it will be white and dry on the inside. This is what you want to burn because there aren’t huge amounts of residue that come from the wood and cause chimney blockages. These blockages can cause fires inside of your chimney.
However, if you choose unseasoned wood, this is the wood that is freshly cut and is often referred to as greenwood. It may be easier to come by, but you need to just stay on top of keeping your chimney clean if using it.
But it could be a great choice for wood if you are burning wood outside of your home in something like a fire pit or water stove.
Measuring firewood quantity and comparing prices
The first challenge in buying firewood is to measure quantity so you can compare prices. The cord is the standard unit of measurement for firewood. A cord measures 4 x 4 x 8 feet. Some people insist that wood must only be sold in 4 x 4 x 8 foot units, or full cords. But this is impractical because almost no one burns four foot firewood.
As a result, many dealers sell fractions of cords, often called “face cords”, “stove cords” or “furnace cords”, which are piles of wood 4 feet high and 8 feet long and as wide as the length of the individual pieces, usually between 12 and 20 inches.
The price of firewood sold in fractions of cords can be compared by calculating the volume of wood sold as a unit and comparing its cost per full cord.
Tips on buying good firewood
Ask friends and neighbors who burn wood for recommendations on reliable suppliers.
Shop around and select the dealer who seems most reliable and comes with the best recommendations.
Do not order wood by phone. Go to the storage area to inspect the wood and take a tape measure to check piece length.
Look for wood that is clean. Sand and mud on firewood makes it less desirable.
Make sure the pieces are split small enough for your appliance; you don’t want to have to re-split it all.
If possible, get the wood in spring and stack it in your own yard so you can control the seasoning process. You can usually can get a better price for green wood.
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Dump Truck Delivery
About a cord $285
Half of a cord $200
Chunk wood Delivery $200
Pickup loads All hand tossed (will sell coins)
About a cord $230
Full Size Bed $150
Short Bed $100
Wheelbarrow…$15-$30 (depending on size)