Looking for Firewood or Cooking Wood?
Here is our selection and below are frequently asked questions.
We offer various types of wood available in five different sizes of cords.
- Oak Firewood
- Cherry Firewood
- Hickory Firewood
- Mixed Firewood (a mixture of Oak, Hickory, Maple, Cherry, Elm and Birch)
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Get superior quality firewood at a great price that is locally sourced in Illinois. Our firewood is fully seasoned, USDA approved for use in restaurants and is safe to transport throughout counties under quarantine for the Emerald Ash Borer.
Cooking Wood Types:
- Apple (Most Popular)
What is a firewood cord?
A firewood cord is a unit of volume used to measure firewood in the United States.
Full cord: A stack of wood 24’ width x 4’ height, 16” to 18” deep.
Face cord: A stack of wood 4’ width x 4’ height, 16” to 18” deep.
- Full Cord – 24’ width x 4’ height, 16” to 18” deep
- Face Cord – 8’ width x 4’ height, 16” to 18” deep
- ½ Face Cord – 4’ width x 4’ height, 16” to 18” deep
- ¼ Face Cord – 4’ width x 2’ height, 16” to 18” deep
- ⅛ Face Cord – 2’ width x 2’ height, 16” to 18” deep
Frequently Asked Questions
- What is the best type of firewood to burn?
- How do I season firewood?
- How much firewood do I need for a winter?
- How do I store firewood properly?
- How do I start a fire with firewood?
- How do I maintain a fire with firewood?
- What are the environmental impacts of burning firewood?
- Is firewood a good way to heat my home?
- How can I find affordable firewood?
- What are the best safety tips for using firewood?
1. What is the best type of firewood to burn?
The best type of firewood to burn is hardwood that has been seasoned and properly dried. Hardwoods, such as oak, maple, and ash, burn longer and produce more heat than softwoods. Seasoned firewood has a moisture content of less than 20%.
2. How do I season firewood?
To season firewood, stack it in a well-ventilated area out of direct sunlight and rain. Allow the firewood to season for at least 6 months, but preferably 12 months.
3. How much firewood do I need for a winter?
The amount of firewood you need for a winter will vary depending on the size of your home, the type of wood stove or fireplace you have, and the climate you live in. A good rule of thumb is to plan on using 1-3 cords of firewood per winter for every 1,000 square feet of living space.
4. How do I store firewood properly?
Store firewood in a well-ventilated area out of direct sunlight and rain. You can stack the firewood on a raised wood rack or on pallets. If you live in a humid climate, you may want to cover the firewood with a tarp to keep it dry.
5. How do I start a fire with firewood?
To start a fire with firewood, you will need kindling, tinder, and a match or lighter. Kindling is small pieces of wood that are about the size of your finger. Tinder is small, dry material that will catch fire easily, such as dry leaves, pine needles, or paper.
To start the fire, place a bundle of tinder in the center of your fireplace or wood stove. Surround the tinder with kindling. Light the tinder and then gradually add larger pieces of firewood as the kindling catches fire.
6. How do I maintain a fire with firewood?
To maintain a fire with firewood, add larger pieces of firewood to the fire as needed. Avoid overcrowding the firebox, as this can smother the fire. You may also need to adjust the air intake on your fireplace or wood stove to regulate the fire.
7. What are the environmental impacts of burning firewood?
Burning firewood releases particulate matter into the air, which can contribute to air pollution. However, firewood is a renewable resource and burning it can be more sustainable than using fossil fuels to heat your home.
8. Is firewood a good way to heat my home?
Firewood can be a good way to heat your home, especially if you live in a rural area where natural gas or propane is not available. Firewood is also a good option for people who want to reduce their reliance on fossil fuels.
9. How can I find affordable firewood?
You can find affordable firewood by purchasing it from a local firewood supplier like us, Main Street Services, A Green T Services Company. We offer discounts for bulk purchases. You can also save money on firewood by harvesting and processing your own firewood.
10. What are the best safety tips for using firewood?
Here are some safety tips for using firewood:
- Always supervise a fire while it is burning.
- Keep a fire extinguisher nearby in case of a fire.
- Never use flammable liquids to start a fire.
- Clean your fireplace or wood stove regularly to remove creosote buildup.
- Never leave a fire burning unattended when you go to sleep or leave your home.