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. I then harvested an 18-year-old, coppice-grown American beech tree that had four stems.
The tree measured 8 inches in diameter at breast height (DBH) and yielded one face cord. I then harvested an 18-yearold, coppice-grown American beech tree that had four stems.
Most firewood in the Chicago area is sold by "face cords." A face cord is still 4 feet high and 8 feet long, but there is no standard for the width.
Another method that is often confused with the standard cord of wood is the face cord. A face cord is 4 feet high and 8 feet long, but can be any width!
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.
--Anonymous Purchased wood is usually sold by the full cord or face cord. A standard full cord stack measures four feet wide, four feet high, and eight feet long.
Firewood is sold by the standard cord or by the face cord. A standard cord is a pile of logs stacked 4' high x 4'wide x 8' long.
A rick of wood, also known as a face cord, is one stack of 24-inch logs that are laid 8 feet long by 4 feet high.
Dealers usually sell fractions of cords, and they may use the term "face cord," which should be a stack 8 feet long, 4 feet high and as wide as the individual pieces (normally between 12 and 24 inches).
We used two lawn tractors, each pulling a trailer capable of carrying almost a face cord at a time.
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.
A rick is sometimes called a tier or a face cord; this makes sense because it has no specific depth.