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Well, it’s about that time of year again. Soon, the winter’s snow will be piling up around us all and so too will the need for quality firewood that’s delivered right to your door. Because when the mercury starts to fall, the last thing you’ll want is to be out of firewood to keep you and your family warm.

Not sure what you need? We can help!

Here at Saunders Landscape Supply, we can offer our expert help and advice in any situation. We have, after all, been supplying the Northern VA and MD communities with quality firewood, gravel, and landscape supplies since 1994. So we know a thing or two about the needs of our customers. All you need to do is ask!

Half Cord or Full Cord?

We get this question all the time, and in reality, the answer is pretty simple. A cord of wood is cut to the length of 16-20″ (log length) and measures 4 feet deep by 4 feet high by 8 feet long. So depending on how much you need, the answer lies in the amount of each cut.

Visually, the breakdown looks like this:

Cord: 4’x4’x8′; 128 cubic feet stacked in three rows

Half Cord: 4’x4’x4′; 64 cubic feet

Face Cord: (1/3) 4’x8’x16″; 42.6 cubic feet stacked in a row

Quarter Cord: (1/4) 4’x6’x16″; 32 cubic feet

How Much Do You Need?

This a great question, one that we get on a consistent basis. Of course you’ll want to be prepared, and there’s nothing wrong with buying too much (you’ll always need it next winter!). Realistically, however, if you are running a fireplace a few times a week, a cord will last the entire winter season. On the contrary, if you are heating your entire home, or using a wood burning stove, you will definitely want at least one cord, plus a little more for security.

Ready to have your supply of firewood delivered right to your door? Don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss how much you’ll need for this upcoming winter season.