Purchasing Firewood

A Cord

In Ohio, the most common, legal method of sale for firewood is the cord or fraction of a cord. A "cord" is defined as 128 cubic feet when the wood is stacked and well stowed. The seller must provide the purchaser with a delivery ticket with: 

  • Amount delivered
  • Delivery date
  • Identity of the product in descriptive terms
  • Name and address of the vendor and purchaser
  • Quantity upon which the price is based
  • Total price of the delivery

When selling, advertising, or offering firewood for sale, a "cord" is the acceptable measure to use.