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Got wood? What unit of measurement is used?

after buying wood by the bagful for years I'm finally ready to step up and order in a shipment... but does anyone know in what quantity wood is usually sold at commercial yards ... and in what length?
( err.. how long is your wood? )

I don't imagine they use the measurement "cord" and I need short lengths for my fireplace.

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Re: Got wood?

I always though it was by the kg, can't be sure though. Why don't you ask?


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after buying wood by the bagful for years I'm finally ready to step up and order in a shipment... but does anyone know in what quantity wood is usually sold at commercial yards ... and in what length?
( err.. how long is your wood? )

I don't imagine they use the measurement "cord" and I need short lengths for my fireplace.

mer-sea.
In Swiss Germany (deliberately mispelled..etc..yadayada)...the unit of measure is called a "ster"..which equals to a pile of approximately 1 cubic meter. If you weren't busy looking at the Japanese office interns, you'd have noticed one or the other discussion about ordering firewood. There are several companies which ship to your home (use the search function) and I'm certain, that you can also purchase them locally from the forest dude in the forest.
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I always though it was by the kg, can't be sure though. Why don't you ask?


(or was this another pathetic attempt to create yet another innuendo-titled thread? )
I didn't think it was SO pathetic
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I'm certain, that you can also purchase them locally from the forest dude in the forest.
And if he gets lucky, said forest dude will be in suspenders and a bra
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And if he gets lucky, said forest dude will be in suspenders and a bra
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And if he gets lucky, said forest dude will be in suspenders and a bra
Sounds like a prologue to a somewhat bizarre gay porn movie.
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Re: Got wood? What unit of measurement is used?

n.b... I'm not sure if the mod's edit of my title has really clarified anything.
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Sounds like a prologue to a somewhat bizarre gay porn movie.
Well, I hate to tell on him, but he was really pissed, when he didn't get the role in "deliverance".
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Re: Got wood? What unit of measurement is used?

It's usually sold (in the french part) by mètre cube, sometimes they use stère. A bûche is about a metre long, so I think you need to order bûchettes, which are about 33cms.

Now, where did I put that corset?
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Re: Got wood? What unit of measurement is used?

A m3 is a 'stère' - you can buy it and cut yourself, or pay a bit extra to cut it to length suitable for your burner/fireplace, either 33.3 ish cm, or 25cm.

The further you get from Geneva the cheaper it will be, as with most things.
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Re: Got wood? What unit of measurement is used?

seems the ladies ( and LiB) here know more about wood than the men
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Re: Got wood? What unit of measurement is used?

You forgot to credit us with getting the Monty Python reference.....
But I forgive you.
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You forgot to credit us with getting the Monty Python reference.....
But I forgive you.
sorry... I was just kinda hung up on the idea of an Oxford type lady chopping wood in a corset ( mrs. G herself is from the deep woods of Buckinghamshire )
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Re: Got wood? What unit of measurement is used?

You buy firewood in 1 cubic meters (aka "raummeter") you can buy it from places like Landi, Bauhaus, and maybe some other similar stores. Going price is somewhere around 150 CHF (I think delivery is extra). Also check out your local farms, they usually sell them as well (ask if it's pre-cut to 33cm pieces tho, because sometimes they just sell 1m pieces and you have to cut it yourself)

I also buy firewood by the bag, and I did the math, and you don't really save too much money buying by the raummeter, maybe something like 20-30% cheaper than buying by the bag. But then you have to factor in you need a place to store all that wood, and the hassle of transport.... I decided to just stick with buying by the bag. I just make a fire 1-2 times a month tho. Maybe if you use it to heat your home, you're better off buying in bulk.
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Re: Got wood? What unit of measurement is used?

As it was not specifically stated, the reason for the 33 cm and 25 cm options is the following (aside from both are cut from the 1 meter piece of split wood).

The 33 cm version is most common of the cut wood you can buy. It works well in any open fireplace. It will lay across without any problem.

The 25 cm version (which is more expensive because of the additional cut per 1 m piece of split wood) is specifically needed for the Swedish stove version of fireplace. Most are not large enough for the 33 cm to lay flat. Hence the 25 cm option.

So, open fireplace = 33 cm, Swedish stove = 25 cm.
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sorry... I was just kinda hung up on the idea of an Oxford type lady chopping wood in a corset ( mrs. G herself is from the deep woods of Buckinghamshire )
I don't do the actual chopping, it's more a little gentle coaxing to get others to do it for me... I find a whip or riding crop quite handy at times.
But that's what an Oxford education does for you.
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I don't do the actual chopping, it's more a little gentle coaxing to get others to do it for me... I find a whip or riding crop quite handy at times.
But that's what an Oxford education does for you.
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I don't do the actual chopping, it's more a little gentle coaxing to get others to do it for me... I find a whip or riding crop quite handy at times.
But that's what an Oxford education does for you.
...it teaches to outsource the real labor ...we know...
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