How to Measure Pulp Cord Dimensions

A cord is a unit of dry volume, and it is used to measure pulpwood and firewood in North America. A line contains 128 cubic feet or 3.62 cubic meters of wood, equivalent to a four-foot-deep woodpile. There are many different ways to measure a cord.

A full cord is equal to a full line.

A full cord of pulpwood is a length of wood more than eight feet long. The material is typically delivered as tree lengths to markets. The weight of a full cord of pulpwood varies depending on the species. Shortleaf and loblolly pines average about 2.6 tons per cord. On the other hand, slash pines have a higher specific gravity and weigh around 2.78 tons per cord.

Firewood is sold to consumers by the cord but rarely by the entire line. As a result, it’s essential to shop around for the best value. A complete cable contains approximately eighty-five cubic feet of solid wood, with the remaining space occupied by air.

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A full cord of firewood contains about 128 cubic feet. Knowing exactly how much firewood you’ll need is challenging, so knowing the measurements is helpful. A full cord of firewood typically takes up an entire pickup truck bed. Firewood in a full line will generally be 16 inches long.


There are a few factors that go into calculating the size of a cord of pulp:

  1. It’s important to note that the line must be at least 8 feet long to qualify as “Longwood.”
  2. The cordwood’s length must be sufficient to bring the total volume of the stack to at least 180 cubic feet or 5.1 cubic meters.
  3. The cord must be at least 48 inches deep (1.2 m or 122 cm) to be a “full cord.”

The most commonly used measurements for pulpwood are cubic meters and cubic feet. Calculating the volume of a pulp cord is easy if you have the actual dimensions of each board. Current technology makes it possible to create three-dimensional models of logs, allowing for more accurate volume calculations. This precision is precious when working with expensive wood.

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The cord of wood is a unit of volume used to measure firewood and pulpwood. A wood line can be as large as 8 feet long and wide, containing one hundred and eight cubic feet of air space. The cord’s name comes from the fact that cords of wood are stacked, with some air space between the logs.

Volume-to-ton conversions could be more precise, but they help update inventories or for keeping bids in standard units. However, it’s important to note that the volume-to-ton conversions will differ for different pulpwood species. For instance, slash and longleaf pine are heavier than shortleaf pine or loblolly. The transformation for sawtimber will also vary depending on the DBH of the timber. For better results, use the average merchantable height of the wood.

Usable wood in a cord

Usable wood in a pulp cord is the amount of wood in a tree usable for pulping. It is also referred to as “cordwood” and is measured by the volume of a cord. One cord contains one hundred and twenty-four cubic feet of wood, bark, and air space.

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The cord size depends on the type of wood used to make pulp. Most wood usable for pulping weighs at least five hundred and fifty pounds. However, this size is subject to varying regulations. The United States typically uses a standard cord size of 128 cubic feet, equivalent to a stack four feet wide by four feet high by eight feet long. However, the regulations for cord size can vary by state and country. Therefore, when buying pulp, customers should check with local laws and specifications to determine the volume of wood used for pulping.

Often, firewood is sold in a standard cord. A cord is a stack of four to eight feet tall that occupies one hundred and twenty cubic feet of space, including air space and bark. A standard line contains eight to ten cubic feet of solid wood. The dimensions of the wood in a cable vary from four to eight feet in length and are usually approximately eight feet by four feet in diameter.

Value of a full cord

The full pulp cord is a piece of wood with a specific volume. This unit is called a “pulpwood unit” and is standardized in the United States and Canada. A full cord is a total volume of one hundred and twenty-eight cubic feet. A complete cable has a diameter of four feet and a height of eight feet.

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A full cord contains four feet of logs, bringing the overall volume of the stack to 180 cubic feet (5.1 cubic meters). The depth of a complete line is 48 inches or 1.2 meters (122 cm). This measurement is used to estimate the value of a full cord. This can be derived from the face-cord measurements.

One-third of a cord consists of standard 16-inch logs. The face cord is only two-thirds of a complete line and is approximately four feet wide by eight feet long. A full cord of wood contains about one hundred cubic feet of timber. The value of a full line of wood depends on the size of the pieces. A full cord of wood contains approximately eighty cubic feet of solid wood. The rest is comprised of air.

Generally, a full cord of wood costs $266. A wood-face thread or cable costs around $50-$80. A complete line is typically two feet deep. Three face cords are included in a full cord but have different depths. Consequently, an entire cable can hold anywhere from eight feet of firewood to three feet of firewood.

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