Most folks buy it log length and cut and split their own.
Are they really getting what we call a cord of wood then. If you try to stack 8ft long logs in a 4x4 block you would have a cord. Problem is stacking 8ft long logs leaves alot of air space. So when you cut and split the wood to fireplace length you will have the same amount of wood but it will take up less space.
So what is really a cord of wood?????