Fully seasoned wood takes about 9 months, depending on the species mix (ours has a large amount of oak typically so it takes the full 9 months). That means it will take roughly 5 months for our remaining wood to be fully seasoned (it should be ready around January if you buy it now).
We are unable to recommend any other sources of firewood at this time since its very difficult to find anything that meets our quality expectations! But we’re happy to discuss your firewood needs for next year if you’d like to give us a call.
About Barts Firewood
All of our firewood is 14″ to 18″ in length, split and seasoned mixed hard woods. I do sometimes have piles of shorter wood (less then 14″) available in smaller quantities as well.
This year I have maple, cherry, apple, white oak, black oak, red oak, chestnut oak, ash and a little black birch in the mix.
I am not the cheapest out there and that’s for a good reason. We have the highest standards and quality, ensuring you get what you pay for.
Why Buy Firewood From Barts?
After running out of wood in years past and trying to subcontract and buy bulk wood from several other local sources, I went and inspected their wood and found that almost none of it was properly seasoned and the sizing was all over the map, not to mention there was poplar, cedar, pine, and sassafras mixed in almost all of them. I also received feedback from most of our new customers on how much larger my cords are than what was previously delivered by other folks. Not to mention all the horror stories of wet wood with a layer of dry on top!
So, with all this in mind, I can assure you that my wood is all 100% hardwoods that are seasoned properly and I specifically measure out a cord of wood then throw it in the truck and mark it so we consistently deliver full cords every time. At the end of the day, firewood is not much of a money maker for me but it is a great way to meet potential tree service clients so the last thing I want is to get a black eye from delivering subpar cord wood.
Firewood Prices – Winter of 2015/2016 :
- $240 per cord delivered within 15 miles of Danbury CT (over 15 miles and I add a fee to cover fuel and time)
- $140 per half cord delivered within 15 miles of Danbury CT (over 15 miles and I add a fee to cover fuel and time)
- $210 per cord / customer pick up
We deliver firewood year round and offer stacking for an additional fee of $40 per hr. per person. We can deliver two cords in one load with the new dump truck.
We also try to fulfill any smaller orders when possible since it makes me crazy to see people buying those bags of wood at the grocery store for so much money.
Firewood for BBQs
For you BBQ folks out there, we usually have oak, hickory, cherry, and apple in stock. So just give us a call and we can generally provide you with smaller amounts of wood for you to pick up.
- A cord of wood measures 4 feet high by 4 feet wide by eight feet long (4′ x 4′ x 8′) and has a volume of 128 cubic feet.
- A face cord or rick of wood is four feet high by eight feet long and is as wide as the individual firewood pieces, but averages 16 inches wide. A 16-inch wide face cord is equal to one-third of a full cord.
- Ideal moisture content of seasoned firewood is 15%-20%.
- The higher the moisture content of your wood, the less heat will be produced from it. It takes energy to convert the moisture to steam and burn it out of the wood (generally you will hear a hissing sound). This is energy that should be used in warming your house. So always ensure you are receiving dry, properly seasoned firewood. (See visual tips below)
Indicators of Properly Seasoned Wood
- Color – Wood should have a dull gray color
- Bark – A sure sign that firewood is dry is bark that is falling off the wood
- Checks – As wood dries, it will begin to split on the ends and display cracks
- Touch – Fresh cut wood may feel wet
What’s the most efficient wood to burn?
The chart below shows the energy content per air dried full cord (1,000s of BTUs). You’ll notice that harder woods, like elm, oak, and hickory have higher BTUs, meaning that they’re more efficient at heating your home. You’ll need less wood to get the same heating power as a larger quantity of softer wood (such as fir, spruce, or pine).
|Species of Wood||BTUs|
|Large Tooth Aspen||18,200|
If you’d like more information about purchasing firewood, please read the Department of Environmental Protection tips for buying firewood.