Will 2 Cords of Wood Fit in a Pickup Truck?

For those looking to purchase wood for their heating or woodworking needs, there is a question of how much wood will fit in a pickup truck. In general, two cords of wood can be loaded into a full-sized pickup truck.

A cord is defined as the amount of cut and stacked firewood that measures 4 feet high by 4 feet wide by 8 feet long. This equals 128 cubic feet, which is an average size stack of firewood. Depending on the size and type of truck you have, the amount of wood that can be loaded into it may vary.

The size of your truck will determine how many cords can fit in it. Full-sized pickup trucks generally have an 8-foot bed, which is large enough to fit two cords of wood with room to spare. If you are using a smaller truck with a 6-foot bed, then only one cord would likely fit.

The type of wood will also affect how much can be loaded into the truck. Hardwoods such as oak or maple weigh more than softwoods such as pine or spruce, so if you are loading hardwood then you may not be able to fit as much in the truck.

It’s also important to consider how tightly you pack the wood into the bed and how securely it’s tied down.

If you don’t pack it tightly enough or don’t tie it down securely enough then some pieces may fall out during transit. You should also make sure that your load doesn’t exceed your vehicle’s payload capacity so that your truck isn’t overloaded and unsafe on the road.

In conclusion, two cords of wood can usually fit in a full-sized pickup truck with room to spare. However, factors such as the type and size of vehicle and type of wood should all be considered when loading up the bed for transport.

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Stephen Dunn