How much is the cord of wood

The official estimation of kindling is known as a “cord.” But that word can differ in some regions, and it can be misused by some firewood dealers.

A significant portion of homeowners has a need for firewood. A lot of homeowners uses firewood all year round to heat their rooms. The cost of firewood changes year to year. There is no fixed cost of firewood.

The cost of firewood depends on the quality and types of firewood. The quality and types of firewood vary from country to country.

Before we have a discussion on the actual cost of a cord f wood, we will learn what a cord of wood is?

A cord of wood: the wood which is arranged in a way that all the individual pieces are sliced like aligned, parallel, touching and compact. It gauges four feet high by four feet wide by eight feet long (4 ft. x 4 ft. x 8 ft.) and has a volume of 128 cubic feet.  The actual wood volume is closer to 90 cubic feet due to all the air in between the firewood. The rest of the cord volume is air space. To make a good firewood, you can use the best electric chainsaw to cut it in the proper way.

While buying a cord of wood ask about the overall volume because a lot of sellers will use their own lingo with their own definitions. If you feel that the seller is trying to deceive you, then don’t think too much. Just walkway and find a reputable seller.

The cost of a cord of Wood:

The cost for a cord of wood depends on several factors. These are-

  • Type of wood (such as hard wood or soft wood)
  • Time of the year
  • The place you live
  • Market conditions

Delivery cost will be added to the purchase price. Delivery fee will depend on how close you live to the seller. The final cost will be counted when they deliver it to your home.

The price of a cord of wood:The price of the firewood depends on the species of wood and market conditions.

Service fees price ranges:

  • Delivery only: $100 (depends on how close you live)
  • Stacking: $30 to $80

Prices will fluctuate as it depends on the types of wood and where you live. Also, you’ll notice a lot of firewood sellers have ‘mixed cords,’ which are typically cheaper than one full cord of one tree species.

Hardwood: $300 to $500


  • Half Moon Bay, CA: Oak — $415
  • Maple- $400
  • Mesquite — $300
  • Hickory — $800 (expensive)
  • Softwood: $150 to $300


  • Pine — $267
  • Juniper — $225
  • Red fir/Douglas-fir mix — $225
  • Pinon Pine — $400 (expensive)

Avoid buying firewood by telephone without going to see the wood at the vendor’s yard. It takes some experience to pick up confidence in your capacity to judge good firewood for your heater. The price of a cord of wood varies greatly depending on the type of wood, availability, the geographical location and the location of the purchaser. Prices can range from $50 to $100 a cord for mixed hardwood.


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