Minerals, Metals, and Other Materials

Natural Substances

What does one cord of wood yield when processed?

A cord of wood may produce:

  • 12 dining room table sets (seating eight each)
  • 250 copies of the Sunday New York Times
  • 2700 copies of an average (36-page) daily newspaper
  • 1,000 pounds (454 kilograms) to 2,000 pounds (907 kilograms) of paper, depending on the quality and grade of the paper
  • 61,370 standard (#10) envelopes


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