# Measuring prepackaged firewood Long description of the infographic

Prepackaged firewood can be sold in a variety of ways, including in

• bags or boxes
• strapped
• stacked in a rectangular or cylindrical shape

If it is bagged or boxed, make sure:

• the individual pieces are parallel to each other
• there are as few gaps as possible

If it is strapped, ensure the strap is tight so there are as few gaps as possible.

## Measure the firewood

If measured in centimetres (cm)

1. multiply the width by height by length
2. divide the result by 1 000 to get cubic decimetres

For example:

120 cm × 60 cm × 60 cm = 432 000 cm3 = 432 dm3

If measured in inches (in)

1. multiply the width by height by length
2. divide the result by 61.024 to get cubic decimetres (dm3)

If sold strapped in a cylindrical shape

1. measure the diameter (D) and length (L)
2. use the formula: D2 × L × 0.7854
3. if measured in inches, divide by 61.024 to convert from cubic inches to cubic decimetres
4. if measured in centimetres, divide by 1 000 to convert from cubic centimetres to cubic decimetres