Updated Sep 17 2021
We cut, split, sort and stack the firewood into predetermined sized pallet crates to ensure accurate cubic cord measuring. The crates of firewood are then set aside to dry. The drying process causes wood to shrink slightly. We also offer firewood that is kiln dried. Prices are listed further down the page.
Contact us for more information. Email or call 902-783-2144 with your name, address, phone number along with type of firewood, including quantity and length of stick.
We are certified by Measurements Canada.
A stacked cubic cord of firewood is defined as a pile of wood that measures 48 inches high x 48 inches deep x 96 inches long (128 cu ft).
A tossed (loose) cubic cord of firewood is generally defined as a pile of wood that measures 48 inches high x 48 inches deep x 135 inches long (200 cu ft) for 16 inch long split wood. 14 inch long pieces take up less space, generally about 160 cu ft.
A stacked cubic cord of firewood is equal to a tossed cubic cord of firewood.
Hardwood Firewood, splits and rounds
We split, stack, measure and set out in the field to air dry on crated pallets that we build. For the 2020/2021 season our hardwood firewood will be mostly maple with a mix of some birch, ash and beech. Wood that is smaller that 4 inches across are usually left round (not split).
Contact us for your specific sizing requirements.
Check the chart at the bottom of the page that shows BTU ratings for many of the wood species available in Nova Scotia.
We deliver firewood loose in the truck, not in crates as shown. The crates we use to facilitate air drying the wood. Crates can be purchased.
Drive thru firewood
Stop in and we can load up firewood stacked on pallets or you can take the wood loose in your vehicle or trailer.
Pallet crates are $20.00 each and a refund of $15 per pallet crate is provided upon return of the pallet so long as its in its original condition. A 6-1/2 ft truck bed will fit two pallets. If your truck has one of those aluminum tool boxes, you will only be able to fit 32 cu ft (one pallet). A short bed will not stack in a 1/2 cord unless you have side boards installed to raise the height of the truck bed.
Some folks like this method of yard pick up because they don’t have the storage space to obtain a full winter’s wood. And if you are on a budget, buying your wood as you need is helpful.
For campground and seasonal cottages, we can deliver to your location whatever amount you require.
Kiln dried firewood (now accepting bookings for November 2021 and into 2022)
We have the capability to kiln dry firewood and kindling.
Contact us for a booking date and quote on kiln dried firewood. hardwood or softwood that is split and stacked, then dried down to 20-25% moisture content as seen in the video above.
Did you know that 1 full cord of air dried firewood is equivalent to 3/4 cord of kiln dried firewood when considering the amount of BTU’s (heat) given off from the wood? Yes, kiln dried firewood seems more expensive, but when you crunch the numbers you are essentially spending the same amount of money to burn the same amount of BTU’s. Kiln dried firewood gives off much better heat so you don’t have to use as much.
Hand sorted air dried seasoned firewood – (booked for 2021, now accepting reservations for 2022)
Firewood that is split, stacked and been drying at least 6 months. Customers can purchase this wood by booking it in advance. If you want guaranteed dry firewood, booking is your best chance.
Campfire firewood (limited available)
Hardwood for your cottage, camp or outdoor fire pit. We select each piece of firewood for quality. In the videos you will see we toss to one side the pieces we find that are lesser grade. That wood is set aside to dry. We label it as ‘campfire wood’ and is useable for campfires, workshop wood stoves, or even for getting your home fire going with a few pieces of kindling.
Firewood hardwood ends (available)
Ideal for backyard fire pits. Or even use in your home or cottage. Load from the crate or we can load the crate and its contents for a small fee. Crate deposit fee $30 is refundable upon return. Well seasoned so it burns good.
Softwood firewood (limited available)
Softwood firewood is a great way to get your fire started. If you are looking for that snap, crackle and popping sound for your campfire, this is the wood you want to burn.
Slab wood 8ft long (<>15 pickup truck loads available)
Softwood and hardwood slabs, sawmill cut offs and misc pieces in varying rates of dryness.
Kindling – softwood and hardwood
Air dried 1 cubic foot bag of softwood or hardwood kindling.
Storage crates available. We can custom build to your needs.
Harmonized Sales Tax is included in the pricing shown on this web site and the provincial tax rebate is applied.
Contact us for a quote.
- Cash on delivery prior to unloading.
- Etransfer to our email email@example.com, payment prior to delivery.
- Credit card Visa or Mastercard payments are subject to a 3% convenience fee, payment prior to delivery.
- PayPal payments are subject to a 3% convenience fee, payment prior to delivery.
See more of our videos on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/woodchuckcanuck/videos
If you have any questions about measuring firewood or ensuring you got what you paid for, please consult the following resources:
Firewood Weights, Energy and Drying Times
Listing native trees found in Nova Scotia. Weight refer to average weight per 128 cu ft (one stacked cord). mBTU refers to ‘thousand British Thermal Units’, a scale of energy given off by burning one cord of wood. Months to dry is the average drying time, site conditions will vary.
|Common name||Specie||Weight||mBTU||dry time (months)|
|Alder, Speckled||Alnus incana||n/a||n/a||n/a|
|Ash, Black||Fraxinus nigra||Protected specie in Nova Scotia|
|Ash, White||Fraxinus americana||3,400||21.1||12|
|Aspen, Largetooth||See Poplar|
|Aspen, Trembling||Populus tremuloides||2,210||13.7||12|
|Basswood (Linden)||Tilia americana||2,210||13.7||12|
|Beech, American||Fagus grandifolia||3,655||22.7||12|
|Birch, Gray||Betula populifolia||3,145||19.5||12|
|Birch, White||Betula papyrifera||3,230||20||24|
|Birch, Yellow||Betula alleghaniensis||3,570||22.1||24|
|Butternut (White Walnut)||Juglans cinerea||2,125||13.2||12|
|Cedar, Eastern (Red cedar)||Juniperus virginiana||1,955||12.1||6|
|Cedar, White (Northern White cedar)||Thuja occidentalis||1,870||11.6||6|
|Cherry, Black||Prunus serotina||3,145||19.5||12|
|Cherry, Pin||Prunus pensylvanica||n/a||n/a||n/a|
|Elm, White||Ulmus americana||2,975||18.4||18|
|Fir, Balsam||Abies balsamea||2,125||13.2||6|
|Hackamatack||(see Poplar, Balsam)|
|Hemlock, Eastern||Tsuga canadensis||n/a||n/a||n/a|
|Ironwood (Hop Hornbeam)||Ostrya virginiana||4,250||26.4||24|
|Maple, Red||Acer rubrum||3,230||20||12|
|Maple, Silver||Acer saccharinum||2,805||17.4||12|
|Maple, Striped||Acer pensylvancium||n/a||n/a||n/a|
|Maple, Sugar||Acer saccharum||3,740||23.2||18|
|Oak, Bur (Mossycup)||Quercus macrocarpa||3,655||22.7||36|
|Oak, Red||Quercus rubra||3,570||22.1||36|
|Pine, Jack (Princess pine, Scrub pine, Grey pine)||Pinus banksiana||2,380||14.8||6|
|Pine, Red (Norway pine, Bull pine)||Pinus resinosa||2,890||17.8||6|
|Pine, White||Pinus strobus||2,125||13.2||6|
|Poplar (American Aspen)||Populus tremuloides||2,210||13.7||12|
|Poplar (Cottonwood)||Populus trichocarpa||2,040||12.6||12|
|Poplar, Balsam||Populus balsamifera||n/a||n/a||n/a|
|Spruce, Black||Picea mariana||2,465||15.3||12|
|Spruce, Red||Picea rubens||n/a||n/a||n/a|
|Spruce, White||Picea glauca||n/a||n/a||n/a|
(Updated Sep 16, 2020 11:00 AM)