to consider buying our palletized
Yellow Birch, Fir/Larch and Pine firewood
get a load of bulk firewood dumped on
your driveway or in your truck that has
so much bark, dirt, gravel and other
unwanted material..Does that make you
feel like you got a fair deal ?
|This neat package
.........................Or this "pile"
1.5 Cu Metre pallet is a neat aprox
4x4x4' package made up of 36 tight
stacked bundles. The pallet is
completely sealed from the elements.
The firewood pieces are
consistently sized and clean as they
have not been stored in a wet or snowy
pile on gravel or dirt at a garden or
gravel sales centre
is the typical pile dumped on your
driveway delivered by other firewood
The firewood is often dirty and
either wet or covered in snow as its
stored in outdoor piles.
More often than not there is a pile
of gravel, dirt and bark to clean up
after as well
Our pallets are quick and easy to
unstack as the bundles hold the
wood together for a neat and stable
When you buy our Palletized Firewood, it
is clean because it's been hand picked
while stacking the pallets, this leaves
most of the the bark, dirt and rocks out
of the wood and back at our yard and not
yours... Our wood is not stored in large
piles outdoors exposed to rain and snow
(and collecting bugs), Our firewood is
stacked neatly on pallets and covered,
where it ages and seasons properly.
Plus the customer can always tell they're
getting the correct cord measure they paid
you can see that the wood is tight stacked
and the measurement can be checked. If you
have bought firewood at a garden centre or
bulk gravel outlet, the workers use short
cuts like "8 loader buckets are a cord" or
the "The delivery truck box half full is a
cord " , This is not the way to get a fair
measurement, but is common practice. Often
these people doing this could care less if
it's even close, they are concerned with
what's easy for themselves.
Some places in Calgary
sell their wood by weight, that's very risky
as firewood like poorly seasoned birch can
weigh 30 to 40 % more than dry seasoned
birch. You will pay more for lower quality !
This how they sell gravel and sand (weight
in /weight out) and weighing the wood is
easy for them, but bad for you.
Cord measures make
very little sense in this day and age and no
two firewood retailers will use a consistent
amount each time, its different every day
and with every different person loading the
wood. it pretty much a guess every time.
Even if the supplier stacks the wood, the
different sized lengths and shapes means a
different amount each time so even that is
not an assurance of quantity.
"Guesstimating" a cord
measurement by a firewood reseller can leave
you with 25-30% less wood than you thought
you had bought and paid for. Shopping or
calling around to all the firewood resellers
with the assumption that their cord is the
same as the last guys cord in order to save
a few dollars can be a waste of time if the
measurements are not accurate and in our
opinion, this is more common than it should
be in Alberta.
Getting a "cord" of
firewood for $50.00 to $100 less in savings
can be negated because you actually got less
firewood PLUS you also buy a load of bark
and dirt along with it.
With loose bulk firewood I can
pretty much guarantee you that they are
NOT actually measuring each load of wood
by making a 4x4x8 stack, they are
guessing it. The loose wood is
always a lot less than the stacked wood.
How can you compare prices when every
place in town is doing something
different. With a pallet you can see the
actual stack and each pallet is
Firewood sold in larger mesh bulk bags and
bulk tote bags will be less than a quarter
cord no matter what they tell you. These
bags are standardized at a maximum size of
27 cu feet when filled with a fine grained
product like sand or grain, however loose
firewood does not fill the spaces up so it
likely to be at least 25% less than
on our pallets are tight stacked, so there
are not gaps and spaces like loose wood. Our
Canada Firewood 1.5 cubic metre size pallet
works out to just under a half a cord of
tight stacked wood, just a few cubic
feet less (5% or so less ), its the
closest thing to the half cord measurement.
In Europe where all firewood is sold by the
m3, the equivalent to a "cord" is 3 cu
metres (3M3), which is very close to a cord
in actual volume. 5 %to 10% less is
much better than 25 to 30% less if you are
comparing prices per cord measure with other
You will get almost
exactly the right amount or more on each of
our consistently sized pallets simply
because we require the pieces to be a lot
more accurate in order to build a stable
Each 1.5 cubic metre Birch or Fir
pallet is made up from 36
neat and consistent bundles.
Each ideally sized bundle will make at
least one nice long lasting fire on
average. That's 30 to 40 fires per
pallet for most people depending on
burning habits. A bundle is more wood
than most fireplaces can hold at one
The wood is
clean, neatly stacked and to easy move
and re-stack once the pallet arrives
at your home.
Easy, neat and
Packaging note: At Canada
Firewood, we take pride in
strategically packing the bundles to
get the most possible wood. When
we unpack all of this wood and unstack
it, it consumes a footprint of
approximately 4x4x4 making it close to
half chord in volume. We believe
consumers benefit from packaging this
of looking at this is by the
weight. A full chord of dry pine
weighs an average of 2,290 pounds (see
). The average, when
weighing one of the skids of pine that
contained 36 bundles was 480 kg or
1,056 pounds as this wood was super
dry. Using this method, our
product will be just slightly under a
half chord, if the wood was not
as dry it would be slightly over.
Our firewood is guaranteed
to be dry and properly seasoned unlike the
vast majority of firewood in the area, most
birch firewood sold in Calgary is LESS than
a year old and not seasoned properly.
All of our premium firewood is moisture
tested to insure it is ready to burn.
We will NOT sell unseasoned birch firewood
and we guarantee that.
Generally we are a bit
more cost wise, but when it all comes down
to a fair comparison, we are pretty much the
same as most others. Our wood is handled
more, aged longer and stored properly, so it
has to cost a bit more than wood treated
like gravel and stored in piles on wet
We feel that hand selected, tight stacked
firewood pallets add a lot of value and
insure quality. We've been doing this for
close to 20 years and still have many of our
original clients from the beginning. They
stick with us for reason.
Try our pallets just once and you'll
see the difference .