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A cubic metre explained

A cubic metre of firewood is the industry standard for measuring the volume of a "load" of firewood.

It is a unit of volume and not weight, as the weight of the wood contained in a cubic metre will vary significantly with species and moisture content.

If you were to build a box of internal dimensions 1 metre x 1 metre x 1 metre then throw in firewood upto the brim then this would be a cubic metre of firewood. Therefore it is a measure of the loose volume of the firewood, and you can expect its volume to decrease by around one third when stacked.

A better way to visualize what a cubic metre looks like is to imagine 3 standard washing machines, that would equal approximately one cubic metre of loose firewood.

850mm High x 595mm Deep x 600mm Wide

= 0.303 x 3 = 0.91 Of a cubic metre.

Please note when logs are stacked neatly there will be less volume due to less air space.

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