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The difference between a real cord and a face cord of firewood

When it comes to buying firewood, it's important to understand the difference between a real cord and a face cord. While both terms are commonly used, they refer to different quantities of firewood. Knowing the distinction can help you make an informed decision and ensure you get the right amount of firewood for your money.

A real cord of firewood is a standard measurement that consists of a neatly stacked pile of firewood. It measures 4 feet high, 4 feet wide, and 8 feet long, resulting in a total volume of 128 cubic feet. This is the industry standard for firewood, but rarely it is guaranteed in the firewood industry.

Rancho La Casa is the only firewood provider in Southern California that guarantees the quantity of firewood you receive! We only sell real cords of firewood or fractions thereof. Unlike many others, we are entirely transparent about our guaranteed quantities: you see them every time you check out a chosen quantity on our product pages!


What is a face cord of firewood?

A face cord of firewood is a different measurement that is often used by sellers who want to offer smaller quantities of firewood or -sadly - confuse a buyer. A face cord is typically 4 feet high and 8 feet long, but the width can vary. It mostly ranges from 16 to 18 inches, depending on the seller. This means that a face cord contains less wood than a real cord, as it only measures a fraction of the volume (generally less than half of a real cord).

Our recommendation is: go with the firewood provider who guarantees its quantities! And that is Rancho La Casa Firewood!