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2018/2019 firewood prices

Discussion in 'Firewood, Heating and Wood Burning Equipment' started by Polish hammer, Mar 14, 2019 at 6:50 PM.

  1. Polish hammer

    Polish hammer ArboristSite Operative

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    Just curious what everyone is getting for seasoned split hardwood delivered and none in your areas.. in south eastern Wisconsin I’m getting $70 a face cord & $85 delivered and stacked within about ten miles after that depends on how far.. wondering because I’m thinking of buying logs for the future and 10-12 cords logs delivered is about $100 a cord and wondering how many ppl cut spit stack for essentially “doubling” there money?
     
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    $360 a cord for hardwood + delivery charge from a local guy that has advertised in paper for years. That's up $60 from last year.
     
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    $150/face cord $350/cord for oak delivered and tossed out, not stacked. I'm close to the twin cities though, so I can kinda charge whatever I want.

    You'd better figure out how much time and what your cost is to cut/split/stack a cord before thinking you're making much profit going from $100/cord to $210/cord. Also, I think most guys I've talked to figure a 12 cord semi load turns into 10-11 by the time it's been CSS. Something to consider.
     
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    240.00 per cord for seasoned red oak, dry 270/300.00 per cord(as to #years dried) free delivery with in 20 miles …. stacking is extra at 35.oo per cord off the back of the truck for regular/steady clients! 50.00 to 75.00 per cord for new clients and irregular distances and wheeled to the stacking area. don't like to deliver less than 2 cords per trip !
     
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    Jeeze eastern Wisconsin prices kinda suck
     
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    not really! people(myself included) don't always tell you the straight up truth! although my prices are high and sound good, the vast of my sales are not these priced woods! most of my sales are right from the woods to a client at a common mixed wood price @ 195.00 per cord delivered !!cut split an delivered with in 20 miles.. this is what makes my weekly money to pay the wood cutting bills, labor fuel and all.... higher priced wood sounds like a fast bank but in reality it goes with available funds(clients) and weather conditions as to what people are willing to pay for heat!
     
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    $295 a cord for oak, $325 pecan, pick up only, I don't deliver.
     
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    My price is high, but I only sell half a dozen cords a year or so. Personally I'd rather not sell it than sell it cheap. Have good dry, seasoned oak and you can charge quite a bit. People either know that it's worth it, or they'll assume as much because the price is higher.
     
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    Dang, I remember back in the late 60's, we delivered, cut & split oak for $19 a face cord.
     
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    $1000 a face cord, but I have not sold any in 35+years. Did give away 3 face this winter to family needing heat. That makes Ryan's seem cheap.
     
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    $285 for green, $385 for seasoned.

    Fuel oil is right around $3/gallon so that makes wood pretty cheap. Around 170 gallons to a cord of wood, so that's about $500.
    I bring wood to lots of folks with natural gas as well though. They just like the wood heat or enjoy giving "the gas man" the finger (and I like doing that too!)

    Did about 700 cords of processed wood last year out of the yard (I did almost 400 and my buddy does wood as well). Not sure on lumber or logs off the top of my head.
     
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    We just went through the coldest winter on record in 132 years. We only had about 2' of snow at any time, but we averaged 20 F for several weeks. So while it was snowing I was getting about 10 calls a day offering just about any price for dry wood. I was not able to capitalize on the gouging like a few folks did. Several people from the valley where it does not snow were bringing some what dry wood up and selling 1/4 cords for $250. My standard price for good Oak for winter deliveries has been at least $600 a cord for several years. Last winter however there were very few customers since we did not have a winter. When we do have a real winter like many years ago prices will probably double. Thanks
     
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    Guy down the road sells full time and gets $240 a cord for hardwood ... $1 a loaded mile for delivery $10 minimum then dumped on your property.. no stacking .

    I’m always amazed at some the dollar amounts that show up in these threads..but I guess it’s all where you’re at.
     
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    Mixed hardwoods $130 a face cord with free delivery and free kindling. No stacking, we dump right out of the dump trailer. Oak, $150 a face, Cherry $160 a face.
    Full cord of Mixed-$330, Oak, $390, Cherry, $420. We sold out last year and I bought from some other suppliers just to keep the customers happy.
     
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    I would really like to say wow did I make some money or what, but that is not the truth. We have years when wood is just plain in high demand then there are other times when no one will talk to you. I would bet that here in Southern California that we get the highest prices ever for firewood. I have been told that there are some places that get double what we can charge for our product, but those are just unusual places that are unique. My helper and I spent six hours today to deliver a mixed Oak and Pine load which is very popular. The wood was for an older fellow that could not help, but wanted to check our progress. I had already quoted him a price so had to do what ever it took to complete. I do not deal in face cords, but genuine 128 CF loads. Most people only want 1/2 cords and 3/4 cords because they think that they have a huge pile or stack. Most people want their wood stacked some where where it is hard to get to. Some people ask to come by to pick up loads and want a discount. When we have snow the snow has to be cleared a load put in some container that is measured. Way too much of a problem to have customers pick up. So delivery only. Wood supply here is difficult to come by and long hauls. We have been averaging better than $500 for nice Oak and $300 for pine. Thanks
     
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    600 a cord? Holy crap that's expensive. Not sure why someone would pay that for firewood. Cheaper to use natural gas ,propane, etc. I burn wood cause I have 50 acres to cut on & the national forest is next door.
     
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    My biggest sales and profit comes from bagging up good quality bbq wood, I get 10 bucks a bag for mixed hard wood for camping wood and 15 for a bag of oak with bark and 20 per bag of 100% heartwood with no bark or sap wood.
    Bagged up I get about 1,500 bucks for a cord of heartwood. All the scrap junk wood I sell cheap just to get rid of it for 50 bucks a truck load for camp wood and bon fire wood.
    There is a guy down the road that has a mill and I let him pick out logs he can mill. He likes the forks and odd shaped logs and he slabs them up to make table tops, and mantles with live edges and project wood.
     
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    I get, $125 for 1/4 cord, $225, for 1/2 cord 64 cubic feet, $400 for 1 cord 128 cubic feet, delivered locally with 14 mile radius, 40 bucks after that. Oak

    I get 200 for half cord of almond and 400 for full. Could not keep up with demand. Ran out of both in November. Local adds were asking 300-350 but I kept firm. they have since met my prices too and some even raised it 50 bucks on the cord. sold the most wood in July and August last year. seems people wanted to bbq, have bon fires, and prep for winter before wood ran out.
    I keep a ledger of the sales by day and month
     
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    I’m at 175 a cord. Locally delivered split stacked for mesquite. I generally don’t offer pickup because when I’m busy I just load the trailer in the wood patch and unload at someone’s place. If I have extra not sold I go steal my dads trailer and load it or some small trailers I have to try and an avoid handling it. There’s lots of folks selling lesser wood and small stacks cheaper around here. In Texas “cord” is a stack 4’ tall and 16’ long with pieces usually 18” long. So not really what you call a cord up north, but more than 2 face cords. I cut it whatever length the customer wants from 16” to 2’ and it’s the same price for a stack 4x16, same work for me either way and trees are free here. I wish I could get up in that 225 range, but there’s lots of older folks around here that burn wood for heat and we’re not a very high income area. I don’t have time to haul to a higher income area with my day job. And I don’t know if getting an extra $75 would be worth the time Spent driving since I can cut split and load 2 more cord in the 2+ hours it would take me to drive to Abilene and back to deliver some $250 cords.
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