How Much Does a Cord of Wood Cost?
$120 - $900
$120 - $900
Cost data is based on research by HomeAdvisor.
Updated January 27, 2022Written by HomeAdvisor.
The average price for a cord of wood is $300. Most people pay between $120 and $580 but prices could go as high as $900. Prices depend on location, type of wood and how the wood is cut. Seasoned wood, or wood that’s dry, will also cost more.
One thing to keep in mind is that the price of a cord of wood will likely double in the winter. To save the most money, buy in late summer or early fall. If you need your firewood stacked, expect to pay an extra $30 to $80.
Across the US, firewood prices most often range between $150 and $580 per cord. A cord of wood is a pile of wood stacked four feet by eight feet by four feet for a volume of 128 cubic feet.
If you’re interested in setting up this type of heating in your home, the cost to install a fireplace or wood stove ranges from $870 to $3,710.
Prices for a quarter cord of wood vary. Most firewood providers or services offer wood by the quarter-cord but you’ll need to contact them in your area for a quote. A quarter cord is usually six feet long, four feet high and 16 inches wide, or it takes up 32 cubic feet.
If you have a tree that you’d like to have cut down and turned into firewood, some tree companies offer that as a service. Contact tree services near you to see if that’s an option.
A half cord of wood might range from $180 to $280. Half cords are typically four feet long, four feet high and four feet deep, or fill up a space that’s 64 cubic feet.
A cord of wood costs $300 on average. Unless you have a long-bed pickup truck with racks, you’ll need a professional to deliver a cord of wood. Firewood delivery usually costs around $2 per mile.
When used to heat a home, it takes about 6 to 10 weeks to burn a cord of wood. If you feel like this form of heating isn’t working the way it should, contact a wood stove repair service near you to make sure everything is in order. Consider finding a fireplace insert installer near you as well, as that can also improve heating efficiency.
A face cord is typically one-third of a cord of wood and costs between $120 and $200. Face cords take up about 42.6 cubic feet and are often organized into a four-foot by eight-foot by 16-inch space.
Some sellers use a variety of terms to describe a face cord, and might count the depth as the length of the logs instead of cutting to an exact 16 inches. When looking for a face or third-cord of wood, double check the dimensions to make sure they’ll match your firewood storage space.
A rick of wood is another way to describe a face cord or third-cord of wood and costs $160 on average. The term “rick of wood” is most common in the Midwest.
Costs for a bundle of wood vary but you likely won’t pay more than $30 for a large bundle. Prices aren’t standard and some stores sell a bundle of wood for $10 or less. A bundle of wood is usually a few pieces of firewood and kindling, often sold for campfires.
While a cord of wood costs anywhere from $120 and $660, the two biggest price factors are where you’re buying firewood and the type of tree it comes from.
|Firewood Type||Average Price Range Per Cord|
|Oak||$180 - $600|
|Maple||$300 - $450|
|Mesquite||$300 - $660|
|Ash||$360 - $420|
|Hardwood||$300 - $500|
Oak firewood averages between $300 and $450 per cord but could run as low as $180 and as high as $580. California and Texas tend to have the highest oak prices.
A cord of maple is $400 on average, with prices typically ranging between $350 and $450 per cord. It’s more common to find maple wood sold as a mixed cord, along with other dense hardwoods.
Mesquite prices span from $300 to $660. This type of hardwood is in the south, particularly in Texas, Oklahoma and part of Arizona and New Mexico.
Ash firewood costs between $360 and $420 per cord. You’ll find this type of firewood in the midwestern and northern part of the US.
A cord of hardwood usually costs between $300 and $500. Hardwoods are any trees that do not produce cones. Deciduous trees are all hardwoods, whereas pine or fir trees are softwoods.
Cord of wood prices vary by city and state and usually don’t include delivery. Unseasoned or semi-seasoned wood costs less than seasoned wood.
|State||Seasoned Cord of Wood Price Range|
|California||$350 - $550|
|Delaware||$150 - $180|
|Florida||$380 - $480|
|Idaho||$210 - $330|
|Maine||$290 - $320|
|Massachusetts||$480 - $730|
|Michigan||$120 - $380|
|Nevada||$250 - $380|
|Oregon||$250 - $400|
|Texas||$300 - $580|
|Washington||$300 - $480|
A cord of wood is an organized stack of wood that typically takes up a 4-foot by 8-foot by 4-foot space. One cord of wood takes up 128 cubic feet.
Cords of wood are 128 cubic feet and are usually set up in a wood pile that’s four feet by eight feet by four feet.
Pricing firewood depends on several factors, including the type of wood, prices in the area and how much wood you’re selling. Allowing wood to dry out and become seasoned will increase the value of the wood as well, since it burns better than wet or “green” wood.
A cord of wood sells between $120 and $580 on average. Certain types of wood, such as Southern Cherry Fruitwood, could sell for as much as $900 per cord.
Colorado Firewood charges between $370 and $900 per cord, including delivery. They sell specialty mixes that include two types of woods for $390 to $680 per cord.