Kiln dried firewood, Antigonish, Nova Scotia

Quality Firewood – Kiln Dried

Updated Dec 03, 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.

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Canuck wood as the Woodchuck Canuck could chuck
if the Woodchuck Canuck could chuck Canuck wood. 


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.
  • We are registered with the provincial government as a verified bulk vendor for residential energy supplies.

Available Rebates and Grants

  • Salvation Army – The Heat Fund – Maritime Division – We are registered with the Salvation Army to provide residential home heating firewood delivery service. Contact the SA for applying for the funding assistance. The HEAT Fund offers a maximum assistance in the amount of $400 for individuals and families.
  • Salvation Army – COVID Relief Fund – Maritime Division – Same as the The Heat Fund mentioned above. The Fund provides one-time assistance to help Nova Scotians with their home heating costs or electricity bills. Each household may be eligible for up to $400 in support.
  • Nova Scotia Your Energy Rebate Program (YERP) – Some information about how the provincial government rebates back to the you, the consumer, the provincial portion of the HST applied to your home energy supplies. Since we are already registered with the provincial government for this program, we automatically perform the rebate for you on your invoice (the same as you would see on a Nova Scotia Power utility bill).
  • Nova Scotia Heating Assistance Rebate – You can apply directly to the provincial government, click on the link for more information. Rebates range from $100 to $200 and are available up to March 31 2022.
  • Nova Scotia Senior’s Property Tax Rebate – You can apply directly to the provincial government, click on the link for more information. Rebates up to $800 are available if you apply before December 31 2021.
  • Nova Scotia Help With Household Costs for Senior Care Grant – You can apply directly to the provincial government, click on the link for more information. The grant provides up to $500 in funding for eligible Nova Scotians aged 65 years and older who need help around their homes. Covered expenses include snow removal, small household repairs, lawn care, grocery delivery and other needs. The deadline for applications is May 31, 2022, and funds can be used through November 30, 2022.
  • Nova Scotia Provincial Income Tax Refund for Seniors Receiving the Guaranteed Income Supplement – You can apply directly to the provincial government, click on the link for more information. If you are eligible, the amount you receive depends on how much you pay in provincial income tax that taxation year. The minimum refund is $50 and the maximum refund is $10,000.
  • Nova Scotia Seniors’ Home Energy Assistance Program – You can apply directly to the provincial government, click on the link for more information. Seniors who participate in the EnerGuide for Houses program can apply to receive a $150 rebate from the Department of Energy to cover the cost of the initial home energy audit, a provincial grant to a maximum of $1,000, and an additional $400 seniors’ grant to help pay for renovations and upgrades.

What is a cord?

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.

cord firewood, Nova Scotia
Courtesy: Government of Canada – Measurements Canada

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.

Yard full of palletized firewood.
Yard full of palletized firewood.

Drive thru firewood

Gina loading a cord of firewood ends.
Gina loading a cord of firewood ends.

Stop in and we can load up firewood stacked on pallets or you can take the wood loose in your vehicle or trailer.

Loading an aluminium flat deck trailer with palletized firewood.
Loading an aluminium flat deck trailer with palletized firewood.

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.

Did you know?

Firewood is heavy!

One cord of green, split hardwood weighs approximately 2,200kg (4,850lbs).

One cord of seasoned, split hardwood weighs approximately 2,000kg (4,400lbs).

One cord of split firewood, kiln dried, weighs approximately 1,800kg (3,970lbs).

Kiln dried firewood (now accepting bookings for December 2021 and into 2022)

We have the capability to kiln dry firewood and kindling.

Kiln drying firewood 2 cords.
Kiln drying firewood 2 cords.

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?

1 full cord of air dried firewood is equivalent to 3/4 cord of firewood that’s been kiln dried, 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 burn as much.

Hand sorted air dried seasoned firewood – (book now for 2022-2023)

Quality kiln dried firewood, Antigonish, Guysborough, Pictou, Inverness, Richmond Counties, Nova Scotia.
Quality kiln dried firewood, Antigonish, Guysborough, Pictou, Inverness, Richmond Counties, Nova Scotia.
Our stacked of palletized firewood.
Our stacks of palletized firewood.

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)

C-grade firewood (campfire/cottage).
campfire hardwood

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)

Firewood hardwood ends
Firewood hardwood ends

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 for sale in Antigonish County.
Softwood firewood for sale in Antigonish County.

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)

8ft and random length slab wood.,
8ft and random length slab wood.

Softwood and hardwood slabs, sawmill cut offs and misc pieces in varying rates of dryness.

Kindling – softwood and hardwood

16 inch and 12 inch long Firewood kindling for sale.

Air dried 1 cubic foot bag of softwood or hardwood kindling.

Bagged firewood kindling.
Bagged firewood kindling.


Storage crates available. We can custom build to your needs.

Payments accepted

  1. Cash on delivery prior to unloading.
  2. Etransfer to our email, payment confirmation required prior to delivery.
  3. Credit card Visa or Mastercard payments are subject to a 3% convenience fee, payment confirmation prior to delivery.


FIREWOOD PRICES effective Nov 12 to Nov 18, 2021. Updated weekly.


Processing kindling. We offer bagged or bulk sales.

See more of our videos on our YouTube channel:

If you have any questions about measuring firewood or ensuring you got what you paid for, please consult the following resources:

A Guide to Buying and Measuring Stacked Firewood
Buying Firewood? Don’t get burned.

Firewood Weights, Energy and Drying Times for Air Dried Seasoned Wood.

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.

It’s worth noting that kiln dried firewood offers up to 25% more BTU’s than that generated from air dried seasoned hardwood.

Common nameSpecieGreen (Fresh Cut) WeightmBTUdry time (months)
Alder, SpeckledAlnus incanan/an/an/a
Ash, BlackFraxinus nigraProtected specie in Nova Scotia
Ash, WhiteFraxinus americana3,400 (62,000BTU/100lb)21.112
Aspen, LargetoothSee Poplar
Aspen, TremblingPopulus tremuloides2,21013.712
Basswood (Linden)Tilia americana2,21013.712
Beech, AmericanFagus grandifolia3,65522.712
Birch, GrayBetula populifolia3,14519.512
Birch, WhiteBetula papyrifera3,2302024
Birch, YellowBetula alleghaniensis3,57022.124
Butternut (White Walnut)Juglans cinerea2,12513.212
Cedar, Eastern (Red cedar)Juniperus virginiana1,95512.16
Cedar, White (Northern White cedar)Thuja occidentalis1,87011.66
Cherry, BlackPrunus serotina3,14519.512
Cherry, PinPrunus pensylvanican/an/an/a
ChokecherryPrunus virginianan/an/an/a
Elm, WhiteUlmus americana2,97518.418
Fir, BalsamAbies balsamea2,12513.26
Hackamatack(see Poplar, Balsam)
Hemlock, EasternTsuga canadensisn/an/an/a
Ironwood (Hop Hornbeam)Ostrya virginiana4,25026.424
Juniper(see tamarack)
Larch(see tamarack)
Locust, Blackn/an/a28.124
Maple, RedAcer rubrum3,2302012
Maple, SilverAcer saccharinum2,80517.412
Maple, StripedAcer pensylvanciumn/an/an/a
Maple, SugarAcer saccharum3,74023.218
Oak, Bur (Mossycup)Quercus macrocarpa3,65522.736
Oak, RedQuercus rubra3,57022.136
Pine, Jack (Princess pine, Scrub pine, Grey pine)Pinus banksiana2,38014.86
Pine, Red (Norway pine, Bull pine)Pinus resinosa2,89017.86
Pine, WhitePinus strobus2,12513.26
Poplar (American Aspen)Populus tremuloides2,21013.712
Poplar (Cottonwood)Populus trichocarpa2,04012.612
Poplar, BalsamPopulus balsamiferan/an/an/a
ServiceberryAmelanchier canadensisn/an/an/a
Spruce, BlackPicea mariana2,46515.312
Spruce, RedPicea rubensn/an/an/a
Spruce, WhitePicea glaucan/an/an/a
SumacRhus hirtan/an/an/a
TamarackLarix laricina3,14519.512
WillowSalix nigra2,29514.236


  • Dan Tabler

    I saw your video of splitting in the rain. The hard hat appears to have a light mount on the front which would be very helpful for my needs. Could I trouble you to share the brand of the hard hat?
    Thank you

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