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Re: firewood sales, how many cord you do so far?
« Reply #20 on: September 12, 2014, 05:32:29 AM »
Around $200 for a cord. Seem like 180-220 is the going rate,that is delivered and a full cord. No face cords around here. Face cords are kinda like grits here,most have never seen either.  ;D
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Re: firewood sales, how many cord you do so far?
« Reply #21 on: September 12, 2014, 07:57:32 AM »
It is a great year for wood sales, last year there were 12 firewood adds in the local advertiser paper. Today there is only 1 add, no one has to advertise this year. A hard winter made the difference and that doesn't happen every year.
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Re: firewood sales, how many cord you do so far?
« Reply #22 on: September 12, 2014, 09:35:56 AM »
We're getting to the point that no one wants to answer the phone anymore, we don't know what to tell them for exact time of delivery.  When they ask for seasoned wood we tell them that all the wood we have cut right now is sold and that the wood more any new orders is most likely still growing.

Should be an interesting winter. 

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Re: firewood sales, how many cord you do so far?
« Reply #23 on: September 15, 2014, 01:01:52 PM »
 We have done 150-175 so far, our big push starts when the state releases money for heating assistance, then we wont stop for about 1 month. Had a new guy trained to just cut wood but he realized it involved actual work, and he couldnt screw off so he bailed. Ive got a healthy pile of seasoned firewood cut from last summer-fall, and another 200 cord from january to now waiting in reserve.

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Re: firewood sales, how many cord you do so far?
« Reply #24 on: September 15, 2014, 07:19:28 PM »
  I had a young guy running the firewood machine for a while but had to let him go.  He was too slow.  He was good at it but his production #s just weren't there.  He had one speed, slow and steady and wouldn't/couldn't step it up.  He wasn't breaking anything except my wallet  ::)
  I've got a 120 face cords back on the books again.  I was hoping it would slow down but it's still steady.
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Re: firewood sales, how many cord you do so far?
« Reply #25 on: September 15, 2014, 09:44:28 PM »
I see $300 to 350 for dry, full cord. :o
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Re: firewood sales, how many cord you do so far?
« Reply #26 on: September 16, 2014, 07:20:30 PM »
i will total 55 cord after the next 2 weeks of delivering. i get $220-$260 delivered in my 85 gmc 1 ton.

i am not quiter sure what exactly a face cord is. is that just 8 ft long 1 row stacked up so many feet high? 
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Re: firewood sales, how many cord you do so far?
« Reply #27 on: September 16, 2014, 11:34:51 PM »
A face cord is 8ft long, 4 ft high, 16 inches wide. About 43 cubic ft, stacked up the face of the pile is 32 square ft, that's where the term face cord comes from.

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Re: firewood sales, how many cord you do so far?
« Reply #28 on: September 17, 2014, 12:12:09 AM »
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It can be any length wood and be a face cord 4' high by 8' long or have a measured 32 sqft of "face".

If as you say, it is 16" wood, then it is a third of a full cord. But if 12" wood, it is 1/4, and if 24" wood, it is 1/2 a cord.   ;)
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Re: firewood sales, how many cord you do so far?
« Reply #29 on: September 17, 2014, 08:16:24 PM »
  In Michigan, Mike's definition of a face cord is correct.  It may not be recognized as a "legal" measure but it's entirely accepted.  The State Of Michigan Dept. of Human Services buys wood by just that definition for heating assistance.  Most people don't know that a "real" cord is 4'X4'X8' not 4'X8X16".
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Re: firewood sales, how many cord you do so far?
« Reply #30 on: September 17, 2014, 09:49:04 PM »
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Your right that a face cord of 16 in. wood is a third of a pulp cord, however if you take an average full cord of pulpwood and cut it up 16 in. and stack it you will only average around 2.5 face cords.  In order to get 3 face cords out of a full cord the wood needs to be log size.   I've often wondered how you know how much 16 in. wood is in a pulp cord when you sell it.  Do you cut up a pulp cord and sell what it yields or do you sell 3 face cords and call that a pulp cord.

Just curious

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Re: firewood sales, how many cord you do so far?
« Reply #31 on: September 17, 2014, 09:49:05 PM »
I live in Southern Maryland, I've sold 11.5 full cords so far for the earlier birds. I'm estimating another 15 full cords before the season hits. My prices range per full cord from $150 (SoMd area) to $200 depending on distance to other areas. I know it's not much but I operate a single blade hydraulic splitter and it puts food on the table above my full time job. I can't wait to upgrade to a bigger splitter to increase my sells.

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Re: firewood sales, how many cord you do so far?
« Reply #32 on: September 17, 2014, 10:00:48 PM »
Firemedic

Welcome to the forum

We just raised our price from $55 to $60 per face cord delivered within 25 miles.
If you have seasoned wood this winter you could get $70 to $75 per face cord, we are in central lower MI prices are better down state.

Good to hear of your operation, I've always encourage guys with ambition to cut and sell firewood.
With a little effort of cutting in your spare time a person can cut 100-150 face cords a year and sell it as seasoned wood in winter. Makes a nice extra income for a family, plus it's a good workout without health club dues.

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Re: firewood sales, how many cord you do so far?
« Reply #33 on: September 19, 2014, 10:19:00 PM »
I've been at $75 for a few weeks and 80 face cord behind still.

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Re: firewood sales, how many cord you do so far?
« Reply #34 on: September 19, 2014, 11:20:58 PM »
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Is your wood seasoned and is that price delivered?

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