Cost Of A Cord Of Wood

Re: Cost Of A Cord Of Wood

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Fri Nov 16, 2007 11:22 am

It takes about 275 million years to properly season wood! :)
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Re: Cost Of A Cord Of Wood

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sat Nov 17, 2007 11:24 pm

Then it's shiny and black and burns with no smoke...it's worth the wait.
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PostBy: beaverman On: Sun Jan 13, 2008 9:27 pm

$90-100/cord split and delivered here. Local loggers sell by the tri-axle load at $500-$600/load. That is about 8 cord if you want to do the work to cut and split it yourself. Oak is the main firewood species here.
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PostBy: lincolnmania On: Mon Jan 14, 2008 8:59 am

you guys ever check the small lumber mills for the slabwood? pieces are from 1.5"-6" thick the bundle is strapped about 6x4x16' my buddy used to get one every winter to heat his workshop......30 bucks plus paying the farmer friend 50 bucks to haul it home isnt bad for a whole winter.....i'm sure prices vary and have prob gone up alot with the price of fuel
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Re: Cost Of A Cord Of Wood

PostBy: gambler On: Mon Jan 14, 2008 11:10 am

In my area the slabwood is contracted to a distributor. He in turn sells it to others who then sell it for firewood. As you can imagine that every time it changes hands the price goes up. Unless you are lucky enough to get in with a new mill you can not get your hands on the slabs that come from a mill with out the middle man getting involved. This is also the same with bark mulch in my area.
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PostBy: e.alleg On: Sun Jan 27, 2008 7:02 pm

visit the Amish, the ones that have a permanent bonfire going are the ones you want to see, they are burning all the slabwood to get rid of it.
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Re: Cost Of A Cord Of Wood

PostBy: treysgt On: Sun Jan 27, 2008 9:45 pm

Northwest NJ - around 190 cord now. That is about 25 more than at the start of the season. Time for coal!
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PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Jan 28, 2008 1:00 am

coaledsweat wrote:
Did you ever notice its always a cord too?


I'd imagine the scams for wood abound and trying to regulate it probably wouldn't help much either. How would you? Realistically you can't sell it by weight as that would just push the providers to try and sell less than seasoned wood unless they were forced to certify it for the moisture content.. Regulating it by the cord I'm sure results in imaginative stacking and is far from perfect way to measure it even if everyone followed the same rules. FYI AFAIK you can't sell a "truckload" of wood in PA, it has to be sold by the cord.
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Re: Cost Of A Cord Of Wood

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Mon Jan 28, 2008 9:17 am

treysgt wrote:Northwest NJ - around 190 cord now. That is about 25 more than at the start of the season. Time for coal!


Prices are way too high, the "wood guys" are going to price themselves right out of business. In 2005 my hillbilly wood guy was selling at $160, I bought 8 cords, in 2006 he went to $175, which he still charges now, I bought 2 cords. This fall I bought 2 cords. I always tell him I'm still burning coal and it's a lot cheaper.
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PostBy: Yanche On: Mon Jan 28, 2008 10:51 am

Richard S. wrote:FYI AFAIK you can't sell a "truckload" of wood in PA, it has to be sold by the cord.
Same in Maryland, but the rule is seldom enforced. One local tree trimming company that sells top grade wood as a winter sideline, hauls it 30 miles down the road to Georgetown in Washington, DC. He gets the equivalent of $400-500 a cord! All those K street lobbyists like their fireplace ambiance!
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Re: Cost Of A Cord Of Wood

PostBy: e.alleg On: Tue Feb 12, 2008 2:26 pm

My buddy makes about $1000 a cord. he sells it to campers for $5 or $6 a bundle, a bundle is basically a medium size log split into 10 pieces. I've bought some myself from similar guys when I went on road-trip-America, I didn't feel like looking for wood with a flashlight on a few days when we drove too long.
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Re: Cost Of A Cord Of Wood

PostBy: Burnedup On: Fri Sep 12, 2008 11:09 am

Long time woodburner now coal and wood...I actully like splitting wood but do not like the cutting and hauling from the woods anymore for this year I got a couple small dumptruck loads for $50 I loaded the truck the $50 was for gas and 4 bundles of the slab wood from a saw mill delivered for $100. Last year a I bought two Ford F350 dump bed truck loads for $350 delivered not split mix of elm, oak and cherry which was maybe 2.5 -3 cords total and most of it was seasoned and dry.

Use wood for the early season heat in fall and spring coal during winter

no oil heat for me this year at all (promise to myself)
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PostBy: Freddy On: Fri Sep 12, 2008 12:58 pm

Here in Maine wood is plentiful so it should be cheap. HA! Here's from todays newspaper.
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PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Sep 14, 2008 9:31 pm

Those prices are crazy, given the tree to woodburner ratio in Maine I'm very suprized. I live right in the corner of NY next to Canada and VT, there are still a lot of guys offering cut/split firewood for $60 per face cord.
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PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Mon Sep 15, 2008 8:04 am

I made the switch when my hillbilly wood guy raised his price to $175 for a "cord" which always seemed light. Last year I bought 2 "cords" from him, still have about 1 cord left thanks to "King Coal". By now that wood probably is seasoned.

Still have 1 wood burner here, but it's only used when it's really cold out or we want to watch the wood fire. :D
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