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How big is a rick of wood?

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A rick of wood, also known as a face cord, is typically 8 feet long and 4 feet high. The measurements can be different as long as it has a 32-square-foot face.

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Face cords, or ricks, are often made with 16-inch pieces of wood, which is the standard size. With wood of this size, a rick would equal approximately one-third of a cord. If the pieces of wood in the rick are 24 inches long, it is closer to one-half of a cord of wood. Buying wood in "cords" makes it easier to know precisely how much wood is being purchased.

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