board footage for cord of wood

dwheeler at teleport.com dwheeler at teleport.com
Tue Dec 23 00:21:05 EST 1997


In article <01bd0f01$2a220b20$775599d0 at default>,
  "James Brewster" <MANOSHMILL at PWSHIFT.COM> wrote:
>
> Does anybody have any figures for converting a cord of wood to board feet?
> If so do you need to account for how tightly it is stacked?
> Thanks, Jim

Jim, a cord of wood contains about 1,000 board feet. If you are looking
for mass, it is approximately the amount found in a single 8 foot-long,
4-foot diameter log. Oddly, unless the stack is extremely well-stacked,
and the wood very straight, these remains a considerable amount of air
space in the typical cord.

Daniel B. Wheeler
http://www.oregonwhitetruffles.com

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