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What's a cord of oak cost?

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  • What's a cord of oak cost?

    Hey Guys-

    I saw a company cutting down an oak tree and they let me fill my truck with it for free. I got two truck loads of logs- probably 60 pieces that were about 14" in diameter and 20" long.

    What's a cord of oak cost? I'm just curious what we saved. In fact, we don't have a fireplace but we camp a lot, so I got it to burn at the campground.
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    Re: What's a cord of oak cost?

    Dried firewood (oak is good stuff) for heating here in the Northeast is about $170/cord (8' x 4' x 4') cut, dried, split and delivered......but just in a pile not stacked.
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    • #3
      Re: What's a cord of oak cost?

      Out here in Central NY its about $55 a face cord.

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      • #4
        Re: What's a cord of oak cost?

        Depends, look in your local paper. Probably in excess of $200.
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        • #5
          Re: What's a cord of oak cost?

          Darn,

          Wish I would have been there, I would have called the wife and had her bring the dump truck down and filed it up, we have very little opportunity to get oak out here where I live, and if you do, it is over $300 a cord!

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          • #6
            Re: What's a cord of oak cost?

            I had the same thing happen to me except it was my neighbors ash tree (no beetles). I don't know what the wood is worth but I know it burns good and seasons quickly.

            My fireplace has a gas insert so wood is not an option. I do however have a fire pit in the back yard that gets a lot of use in the summer.
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            • #7
              Re: What's a cord of oak cost?

              Originally posted by Summer Fun View Post
              Out here in Central NY its about $55 a face cord.
              So about $110 for a full cord.

              Around my neck of the woods, it depends upon how hungry the wood cutter happens to be. Since oak is everywhere, it is relatively inexpensive; anywhere from $75 to $150 a cord.
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              • #8
                Re: What's a cord of oak cost?

                Originally posted by scipper77 View Post
                I had the same thing happen to me except it was my neighbors ash tree (no beetles). I don't know what the wood is worth but I know it burns good and seasons quickly.

                My fireplace has a gas insert so wood is not an option. I do however have a fire pit in the back yard that gets a lot of use in the summer.
                Ash is another very good heating wood and can almost be burned as soon as it is dropped and split.

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                • #9
                  Re: What's a cord of oak cost?

                  A cord of split mixed hardwood goes for about $250 delivered, but not stacked in North West area of NJ. A bit cheaper in PA, where coal is readily available and fairly cheap.
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                  • #10
                    Re: What's a cord of oak cost?

                    Dry oak around here goes from 250.00 - 350.00

                    One cord of dry red oak is equivalent to using 155 gallons of heating oil.

                    heating oil around here today is 2.72 per gallon. So 155 gals. today would cost 418.50

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                    • #11
                      Re: What's a cord of oak cost?

                      gee-whiz...

                      The two boys we buy from only charge $90.00 a cord...that includes delivery within 20 miles of thier location. They come with thier F350 loaded and ask you where they can stack it for ya... I got two cord from them last winter, and still have about a half left.

                      OldePharte.... I think your confused about how many face cords are in a cord... 2 face cord does NOT make up a cord.
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                      • #12
                        Re: What's a cord of oak cost?

                        Used to get a pick-up truck load (even with the gunwales) of seasoned hard wood (mostly oak but some beech and hickory) for $40. I think it is $60 now. I can also go in my woods and cut it but found that the pick-up truck load was just too reasonably priced. If you get a face cord make sure it is not a "rabbit" face cord. Old timers use to say a cord of stacked wood sometimes allowed a rabbit to run through the gaps.

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                        • #13
                          Re: What's a cord of oak cost?

                          Originally posted by perchin View Post

                          OldePharte.... I think your confused about how many face cords are in a cord... 2 face cord does NOT make up a cord.


                          The confusion is yours.

                          Since a face cord is at best an invented measurement and in fact often varies from place to place, (heck, I've even seen 12" cutoffs called a "stove cord"....what dat??) , I've seen 2, 3, and even 4 face cords be presented as a the equivalent of a "real" cord, 4'x4'x8'.
                          I've never been offered apples by the "face bushel".

                          And make sure not to confuse it with a "box" or "truck cord" which some around here call a pickup box full of 16"-20" chunks, randomly thrown in.
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                          • #14
                            Re: What's a cord of oak cost?

                            Explanation of cords and "face cords".

                            http://www.woodheat.org/firewood/cord.htm
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                            • #15
                              Re: What's a cord of oak cost?

                              In MA, a cord of hardwood (not oak specifically, but it will be a mix of oak, ash, cherry) Starting about mid Nov onward will run you 250 delivered (but obviously not stacked). After winter you can get a cord for about half that.

                              The lowballers in the newspapers that claim 150-200 deliver crap, pine, wet/fresh cut wood.
                              just because you found it that way... doesn't mean it's supposed to be that way.

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