seems like ive heard 500bf per cord. i was doing the math this past fall on what price you get per MBF if you sell a cord of firewood for $120. I came up with $240 per MBF. I was trying to figure out at what price at the mill I should quit selling the logs for timber and keep them for firewood. For the lowest grade hardwood i was getting $200MBF. I decided to keep taking large logs (>25" diameter on little end) to the mill but keep the smaller logs for firewood. at some point the man-handling of large pieces to split them wasnt worth the extra $40 per thousand.

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It"s going to depend on what scale you use, and the size of the log"s.The mill I used to sell to used the Scribner decimal C scale. I got curious once and scaled a load I was hauling for firewood (real time consuming). I can"t remember exactly, but I think it was around 1300 bd ft on that load. The guy at the wood yard was interested in what I was doing, so he cut, split & stacked that load to help me figure it out. It stacked out to just under 2 1/2 cord"s. That was small wood, nothing over about 10 or 12 inches in diameter. I think the results would change with bigger wood.Andy
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The cord I did, was a solid block of wood, the 4x8x48 cord, wood split is a big difference.That was interesting of what 1300 bd ft stacked up to.
The correct answer is 1536 bf.1 BF = 12" X 12" X 1" thick 1 cubic foot = 12 bf12 bf X 128 cubic ft = 1536 bf
The correct answer is 1536 bf.1 BF = 12" X 12" X 1" thick 1 cubic foot = 12 bf12 bf X 128 cubic ft = 1536 bf
this assumes that there is NO air in the stack. In other words, a solid piece that is 128 cubic feet. in the real world you wont get this. i think the load that was 1300 bf and cut to 2 1/2 is alot closer.
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The cord I did, was a solid block of wood, the 4x8x48 cord, wood split is a big difference.That was interesting of what 1300 bd ft stacked up to.

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I wish I could find the scrap paper I wrote all that down on so we wern"t depending totally on my memory from 2 or 3 years ago, but those figures are pretty close. I do remember it was almost 2 1/2 cords. I was going for figures that would work in my little world. Not too many 4x4x8" blocks of wood in New Mexico.
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The reason I ask this question
We"re in the market to buy firewood logs, anything 8" to 24". I have two timber buyers that are always coming accross land owners that will sell their tops,undesireable saw logs, and dead ash trees. These timber buyers measure everyting in bft, I buy firewood logs by the Pulp cord (128 cft). We"re trying to come to a happy medium on price per Cord/bft. I found a lumber conversion calculator and it says 1536 bft per cord, Ive talked to other loggers that say approx 500 bd ft per cord, big difference when your on the buying end and their trying to sell it by the bd ft or mbd ft. Example A.Timber buyer Tom has 12,700 measured brd ft of dead ash in the woods he"d like to sell me, at 1536 bft per cord thats 8.26 pulp cord. If we use 500 bft per cord we get 25.4 pulp cord. Big big difference when I"m paying by the pulp cord. So thats my dilema gents we"re just trying to figure out a win win for both of us. Any suggestion would be helpful... Thanks...Lee