What is a Cubic Foot in a Cord of Wood?A cubic foot in a cord of wood is a unit of measurement for stacked firewood. A cord of wood typically consists of 16-18 cubic feet of firewood typically stacked in a 4-foot by 4-foot by 8-foot rectangle. Firewood cords can also be sold in fractions of a cord, such as 1/2, 1/4, or 1/8 of a cord. Depending on the type of wood, a cord of wood can weigh up to 4,000 pounds.
The cubic ft in a cord of wood refers to the space in cubic feet that each stack of cordwood takes up. You can easily find this measurement by looking at your stack of cordwood and adding up the height, width, and thickness of the individual stacks. To calculate this space, you can stack the cordwood so that it is 4′ wide by 4′ high and 8′ high. This will equal 128 cubic feet.