What is a tonne of logs?

One of the most frequent questions we get asked is “how much is it for a tonne of logs”?

The answer to this question is not definitive as it depends on the moisture content of the logs which depends on how well seasoned they are or if they have been kiln dried i.e. had the majority of the moisture taken out during a kiln drying process. Also, the logs can be very well seasoned but if they have been stored in such a manner that allows water into them they can actually be heavier than they started out as a “green log”.

We have taken a 3.5 tonne tipping truck full to the brim of dry, seasoned hardwood logs and the weighbridge ticket only read 350kgs (approx). Go figure!

2xBulk BagThat’s why you should always buy logs by the stacked volume. Whether you measure with the metric system or you prefer the ‘old money’ system of good old feet and inches. A cubic foot or a cubic metre of STACKED logs doesn’t lie. You know what you are getting for your money.

Take the 2 bulk bags in the picture for example. If we were to decant these bulk bags into 40 litre net bags then we would get approximately 14 from each bag or 28 in total and these nets would stack into approximately one half of a cubic metre of logs. How so? They’re in a bulk bag and the bulk bag measures 1m x 1m x 1m – therefore surely that’s a cubic metre of logs?

In actual fact – these bulk bags look like 1m cubed but if you were to measure them they actually have the dimensions of 90cm x 90cm x 90cm = 0.729 then you have to multiply in the “space factor” = 0.7 giving you a total wood content of 0.63m³