Hardwoods burn hotter and cleaner which means you actually burn fewer hardwood logs than softwood to obtain the type of fire you want. Hardwoods leave less creosote, a sap residue that can clog chimney flue and even cause fires in extreme cases.
Oak is a long burning wood most commonly used for heating homes, Most bar-b-quers that use oak like it as green as possible. Green is like cutting a green tree and using the wood right then. Seasoned wood is for the home. This wood is easier to light. Cord weight in lbs. Green wood—4,500 lbs Seasoned wood—2,700 lbs. BTU = 29.1
Hickory is a very heavy hard wood. When cooking with hickory it gives a very sweet taste to meats. A longer lasting even heat. Cord weight in lbs green wood—4,500 lbs Seasoned wood—5,500 lbs. BTU = 29.1
Osage Orange has great value as firewood, rating almost as high as coal in producing heat. If burned green, it produces beautiful flames, but watch out for the sparks! BTU = 32.9
These woods are usually more plentiful and sometimes more attractive in price. They ignite easily and can heat your fireplace and flue faster. However, they can create more smoke and creosote.
Juniper has a shaggy bark, is very aromatic and pops and crackles when burning. CAUTION: Be sure to use a full fireplace screen when burning juniper! This wood is easy to ignite, making it a good choice to mix with a longer-burning wood. BTU = 22.8
Pinion is the "hardwood" of the softwood family. It lights easily and burns with more flame, but for a softwood gives you a good value as the fire lasts longer than other softwoods typically found in grocery stores. Not only does pinion wood smell awesome burning but it leaves very little ash to clean up & it puts out some pretty impressive BTU's. Pinion wood also repels mosquitoes! BTU = 22.0
Cedar makes just about the best natural kindling you can get. It splits easily, lights easily and burns hot. It also spits and crackles so it is not good in an open fireplace. Very aromatic. BTU = 19.2
Lodgepole Pine is considered to be a medium density wood with excellent burning characteristics such as easy ignition and will burn down to a fine ash. Our pine is seasoned 3 years (Beware of bargain pine seasoned 3 months or less) BTU = 16.2
Not sure what to purchase? We suggest a mix of both soft and hard woods. Softwood makes it easy to start the fire and preheat the chimney. Once the fire is going, add hardwood to keep the fire going with less work. When you purchase a mixed cord of wood we deliver one pallet of softwood and one pallet of hardwood.
We deliver firewood 6 days a week: Monday - Saturdays. We do not deliver on Sundays.
You have two options for receiving your wood. Our wood is available prestacked on pallets or we can deliver it loose. Stacking is available.
Wrapped On Pallets For Convenience: For an extra charge this firewood is neatly prestacked and wrapped in plastic on a pallet. You do not need to restack the wood unless you really wish to. The pallets keep wood off the moist ground, and lessens insect infestation. Our pallets of wood are delivered with a bobcat forklift. Our driver will do his best to place the delivery in a location that is convenient for you. However, please be aware that our forklift cannot maneuver steep or bumpy terrain carrying a pallet of wood. If it is not practical for you to take your wood on pallets then please request your wood delivered loose. One pallet holds a half cord of wood. A full cord is two (2) pallets.
Loose Wood: If you cannot utilize the palletized wood, we can deliver your wood to you loose and dump it as close to where you would want it as possible. For an extra fee (see below pricing) we can stack it where you would like. We carefully hand stack the wood tightly in our delivery trucks to make sure that you get an exact measurement of the wood that you ordered.
When Is a Cord Not a Cord?
A cord is a traditional unit of measure used to describe the volume of logs and firewood. A cord is 128 cubic feet, normally expressed as 4'x4'x8'. Confusion arises from the fact when different items are piled, they settle, or pack in differently. For example, take 30 logs and neatly stack them. If those 30 logs occupy a space of 128 cubic feet (1 cord) are then lifted up with a loader and dropped into a loose, jumbled pile then that pile will occupy a volume approximately 40-60% larger. The greater volume is due to the jumble of logs holding each other up and creating more air space between each other. The same holds true for firewood. A neatly stacked pile will have more wood and less air than a loosely thrown pile that occupies the same volume.
This difference is important to you because there is no standard way to measure a cord. The key is the conversion factor between stacked and loosely piled firewood. One stacked cord occupies 128 cubic feet, while that same cord loosely dumped occupies 180 cubic feet. The conversion factor is 0.7111.
Therefore, a standard sized pickup truck will normally hold about 64 cubic feet (1/2 cord). That same truck with loose piled wood will only hold about 46 cubic feet. When buying wood by weight be aware that it cannot be compared to a measurement. Green wood is 50% moisture whereas seasoned wood is 20% or less moisture. The more moisture the wood has in it the more it will weight. Wood that has been rained or snowed on will absorb moisture and weight more.
- 1/8 cord: 4'x4'x1'
- ¼ cord: 4'x4'x2'
- ½ cord: 4'x4'x4'
- Full cord: 4'x4'x8'
Pallets: 1 Pallet = 1/2 cord. 2 Pallets = 1 cord
Lodgepole Pine: Easy to Start
Aspen: Easy to Start
Pinion: Very Fragrant, Harder Pine, Longer Burning, Repels Mosquitoes!
Cedar: Fragrant, Medium Burning, Sparks
Oak ( red & white): Hot, Long Burning, Great for Home Heating.
Ash: Called the "Firewood of Kings" “Ash wood wet or ash wood dry, a King will warm his slippers by.” Don’t know who made up the verse but it is true. If you can have only one firewood pick white ash. Ash can be safely burned green or cured unlike any other wood that I know of. The moisture content of just cut ash is only a few percentage points higher than it is when cured and so it will burn readily in your woodstove with no start up or creosote problems. It also has good heat value almost as high as oak.
Osage Orange : Hottest burning. Highest BTU of all firewood. At 32.9 million BTU that is equal to approximately 250 gallons of heating oil per cord.
Hickory: The “king” of smoking woods – Hickory is preferred by most barbecue restaurants, because it produces a strong, smoky bacon/ham like flavor.
Pecan: The “pope” of smoking woods, Pecan is considered by many barbecue cooks to be the best. Produces a rich, hickory-like flavor, yet is not as harsh as hickory
Apple: Sweet, rich, fruity smoke – Apple is the preferred wood by many of the champions at the American Royal Barbecue. Apple is superb for pork
Cherry: Fruity, sweet, milder than apple – cherry works well with beef. It will tend to darken the meat more than other woods will.