Frequently Asked Questions
How are Goodwood® Firelogs different from other supermarket firelogs?
Goodwood® Firelogs are 100% wood made from surplus lumber mill shavings. Most firelogs you find in retail stores are wax-based logs, made of at least 60% petroleum or vegetable wax, miscellaneous industrial by-products and sawdust. For more information on this, look at our “Know What You’re Burning” page.
How do Goodwood® Firelogs compare to cordwood?
Due to their high density and low moisture content, densified wood firelogs pack about 8600 BTU’s per pound. A 2000lb pallet takes up approx 50 cubic ft, has a moisture content of 5% and a net heating value of 17.2M Btu’s. In comparison, a full 128 cu ft cord of seasoned hardwood weighs 2500-3500 lbs depending on the species, has a moisture content of 20-25% and a net heating value of approximately 15.3 Btu’s (source: Forest Products Laboratory).
Cordwood pricing, quality and availability fluctuate greatly throughout the year. It is good to know that pricing, quality, availability, environmental advantages, and overall convenience of our firelogs will remain consistent throughout the year.
Can I use Goodwood® Firelogs in my Woodstove?
YES! Densified fuels, including all-wood firelogs and pellets, are preferred for woodstoves and heating. It is important to understand your fireplace, chimenea or wood stove heat rating — some manufacturers say not to burn more than three densified wood logs at a time because too much heat may be produced.
Where does the wood come from?
The wood shavings used for Goodwood® Firelogs are the by-product of lumber millworking, primarily cedar, redwood and poplar. The diversion of this woody biomass from landfill to wood firelog production ensures that tens of thousands of pounds of millwaste are utilized rather than landfilled each week.
How long do our easy-lighting Firelog Bags and Boxes burn?
As with regular firewood, the duration of a wood fire varies depending on airflow, placement of logs and tending. Pound for pound, all-wood firelogs burn longer than firewood. In an open fireplace, our easy-light 5lb bag burns for 1-1.5 hours. Our easy-light 7.5lb Grab & Go box burns up to 2 hours.
Why a burlap bag?
Our burlap is made of jute, a fiber derived from the woody stem of an annual plant that grows like a weed throughout Asia and West Africa. The jute fiber bag lights easily, burns cleanly and has a pleasant, natural scent. After the jute is lit, it ignites the woodchips and wood firelog pieces inside.
Where can I buy your products?
Goodwood® Products are distributed directly to Bay Area resorts and recreation customers via cargo van or LTL Freight. Residential customers can purchase from our Online Store for small package delivery to your door via UPS. Bulk logs by the pallet or half-pallet are best purchased directly at our shop. Wholesale customers can Register Here to learn more about wholesale pricing and delivery.