Ever wonder how much firewood you can fit in your pickup truck? Following these simple steps will help you figure out how much wood you can do, but it’s also an excellent way to make sure all the pieces are cut correctly.
So, How Much Firewood Can Fit In A Pickup Truck?
On average, a pickup truck with an 8 ft bed can fit 0.5 cords of firewood, while a 6 ft pickup truck can only handle 1/3 cords.
How to measure the number of cords of wood that can fit in your truck
First, take a tape measure and find the length of your bed. A standard measurement is between 55″ and 58″.
Now, take that number and multiply it by two to find the total length of wood that can fit in the bed. Make sure if you’re stacking the wood more than two feet high to put down a tarp first, so the weight of the wood on top doesn’t crush what’s underneath! If you have a typical pickup truck bed, you will be able to fit about 110 linear feet of firewood!
Next, measure your bed width. The width should be multiplied by 1.5 to determine how much wood can fit. It is essential that you cut your pieces no smaller than 18″ to fit correctly. You will want to leave about 2 inches of space between the pieces for airflow and drying out.
That number multiplied by 1/3 is the approximate number of face cords your truck can hold, which is equal to one-quarter of a cord (or about 2-foot cubes)
Now that you know how much wood you will be able to fit into your pickup bed, it’s time to start cutting wood! Visit our website at firewood.com to find out how big your pieces need to be for whatever you’re burning them in.
Average Pickup truck Bed Size and Volume
4 Feet Wide x 6 Feet Long (1.2m wide x 1.8m long)
Much as you might think, the size of a pickup truck’s bed is not set by any specific industry standards or regularity.
The manufacturer usually defines the bed size of a truck according to the type of engine and its capacity, and the customer preference (in terms of bed length).
A pickup truck with an 8 foot (2.4m) bed will usually have no trouble accommodating 4’x8′ sheets of building material.j
Manufacturers also use different bed lengths to indicate the configuration of the pickup truck.
For example, a long bed generally has a cargo area that is 6 feet (1.8m) long, while a short bed contains a 5 foot (1.5m) internal measurement from one end to the other, on the inside of the pickup truck.
A measuring tape should be used to take the precise bed measurements of a particular model, as manufacturers sometimes change or update their models and reset the dimensions of the cargo area to meet customer demands.
In addition, some pickup trucks have an extended cab, which can make all difference in terms of what you can fit into it. An extended cab is generally much roomier than a standard cab, as it contains an extra door and sometimes longer seat cushions.
How much is “cord of Wood” exactly?
The exact amount of wood in a cord depends on where you are.
Some have estimated around 4x4x8 feet, about 128 cubic feet of stacked firewood with air space between logs.
Another way to measure is using “endless cords,” which is based on the number 8, making it 3.63 actual cubic meters.
Endless Cord: 5’x8’x10′, resulting in 3.6308m3 (or 3.63 cubic meters). One “Cord” is basically 128 cubic feet of stacked firewood put together and then compressed or tightly packed to form a unit of measurement, which is described as 4’x4’x8′.
Using the formula above converting from ft3 to m3, we come up with 128ft 3x(3.6308/1.728) = 73.9162m3 or almost 74m3, equal to 723.09 gallons in volume and 2,000lbs but can fluctuate between 1,500lbs and 2,200lbs per Cord depending on the wood type.