face cord


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face cord

n.
A unit of quantity for cut fuel wood, equal to a 4 × 8-foot stack that is one log deep, or about one-fourth to one-third of a cord.
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The tree measured 8 inches in diameter at breast height (DBH) and yielded one face cord.
A face cord is still 4 feet high and 8 feet long, but there is no standard for the width.
A face cord is 1/3 of a full cord and is made up of 16-inch logs, while 12-inch logs is 1/4 of a cord of wood.
According to my quick and inexpert calculations (I only got up to the sixes table in grade school), roughly 30 acre-feet of water are held up there behind all those rusting hulks after a 1-inch rain, or in technical shop talk, a full face cord of foot-pounds of psi's and dozens of square gallons of muffler hydraulics.
A face cord measures eight feet wide, four feet high, and about 14-10 inches deep.
Firewood is sold by the standard cord or by the face cord.
The most common firewood length is 16 inches, and a face cord of 16-inch logs has a volume of about 43 cubic feet--one-third of a full cord.
A face cord is generally accepted to be four by eight by one or two feet, or as wide as the lengths of the wood cut.
We used two lawn tractors, each pulling a trailer capable of carrying almost a face cord at a time.
Felling trees with an axe and then bucking them up with a crosscut is fine if you only need a couple of face cords of wood.
As for the gears, after splitting seven face cords, the teeth looked brand new.
The terms for these "short ricks" are many -- face cords, stove cuts, truck loads -- the terms are as varied as the sellers.