Ordering Firewood: The Complete Guide to Buying Firewood Online

Ordering Firewood: The Complete Guide to Buying Firewood Online

Throughout history, humankind has always been captivated by fire. This ancient allure goes beyond mere warmth — it’s the sense of connectivity, the moments shared around an open flame, the whispered stories passed down from one generation to the next. 

As we live in an increasingly digital world, it's refreshing to know that even something as primal as firewood can be brought into our modern lives with ease. Enter the age of buying firewood online— a sophisticated, seamless fusion of age-old tradition and contemporary convenience.

What Are the Benefits of Buying Firewood Online?

Embracing the digital age enhances our connection to the time-honored comforts of a roaring fire. When you buy firewood online, you amplify a tradition steeped in our very essence. This modern approach seamlessly blends luxury with convenience. With just a few clicks, you can secure vast quantities of firewood, ensuring your hearth remains aglow without worrying about how you'll get it all home. 

The confines of a local grocery store's inventory pale in comparison to the vast expanse of what’s available online. It's a space where discernment meets desire, allowing you to curate the precise size, type, and brand of wood that aligns with your vision. Luxurious, high-caliber firewood can be delivered right to your doorstep, no matter where you live. 

What Types of Firewood Can You Buy Online?

A vast spectrum of firewood awaits, each with its unique aroma and burning characteristics.


A timeless classic in the world of firewood, oak offers a burn that is both clean and enduring. Its flames burn slowly and steadily, minimizing sparks and maximizing warmth. The gentle aroma of oak, coupled with its long burn time, makes it a favored selection for those looking for reliability and a touch of sophistication in their fire experience.


Among the varieties of ultra premium firewood, hickory stands out for its unmatched energy output. When burned, it delivers a powerful, lingering warmth, ideal for those longer, colder nights. The high heat consistency of hickory is accompanied by a refined, bold aroma, making it a top choice for those with discerning taste. 

Although oak is a great firewood, hickory is better in every way. It burns hotter and longer, emits even less smoke, starts easier, and has what most consider to be a superior bold aroma.


Apple wood stands apart with its distinctively mild, sweet aroma. Beyond its olfactory charms, apple wood burns with a medium heat, making it especially sought-after in culinary circles. Its clean burn and delightful scent make it ideal for enhancing flavors, especially in dishes that benefit from a subtle smokey infusion.


The allure of cherry wood lies not only in its aromatic profile but also in the mesmerizing visual experience it offers. As it burns, cherry wood casts a romantic red glow, perfect for those cozy nights by the fireplace. This captivating luminance, coupled with its nuanced fragrance — a harmonious blend of sweetness underlined by a woodsy depth — makes cherry wood an unmatched choice for those seeking both ambiance and warmth in their fire experience.


Redolent promises the essence of woods with notably aromatic profiles. Choosing a redolent wood ensures your space is imbued with evocative scents that transport you back to timeless moments gathered around the fire, basking in warmth and camaraderie.

Ordering firewood online offers more than convenience — it's an invitation to sculpt your fire experience, ensuring every flame is a reflection of your taste and the ambiance you desire. The wood becomes a centerpiece, an element defining moments of connection and serenity around the hearth.

How Can You Ensure the Quality of Online Firewood?

The intimacy of gathering around a fire must be preserved by ensuring that the wood fueling it is of superior quality. At Cutting Edge Firewood, we understand the timeless allure of an open flame, and it is this understanding that drives our commitment to quality.

You might wonder, how do you ensure you're receiving the best? We always recommend reading customer reviews and feedback. They provide a candid reflection of a brand's commitment to quality. 

Another factor to consider is moisture content. Different companies offer different types of wood, from greenwood or seasoned wood to kiln dried wood. Unfortunately, most of these options still contain a moisture content of 20% to 50%, which can invite mold and fungi growth, cause sticky smoke, and contribute to greater creosote buildup

While many providers might offer kiln dried firewood, our ultra kiln dried wood is a testament to our pursuit of excellence. Traditional kiln drying, often conducted at lower temperatures for shorter durations, leaves wood with higher moisture content. Such a process negatively affects the aroma and cleanliness of the burn. But our method ensures that every flame you ignite is a pure, nostalgic experience brimming with warmth and comfort.

We prioritize verifying our wood's moisture content, ensuring that every hand-picked log is meticulously dried for a long, sustained, clean burn. However, there’s more to the process that sets us apart. Our dedication to sustainable sourcing and certifications means that each log not only burns brightly but also supports global sustainability initiatives.

How Is Firewood Packaged and Delivered When Ordered Online?

The packaging and delivery of firewood might seem a mere logistical detail. But for us, it's just another dimension of the luxurious experience we offer. While different brands have their own methods, our approach is defined by an unwavering commitment to quality.

Whether you're nestled in the heart of the city or the serene countryside, we offer tailored shipping and delivery options across the US. Our packaging isn't just about protecting the wood — it's about extending the luxury and convenience right to your doorstep.

For those seeking a touch of finesse and functionality, our boxes are a popular choice. Designed for shipping across the US, they come laden with Excelsior fire starters, ample kindling, premium wood matches, and 16″ standard cut firewood. Each box is meticulously curated, with our artisans handpicking and stacking each log. Made of high-quality material, our boxes not only ensure your wood remains dry but also encourage ventilation, shielding your firewood from the elements and pests.

For those who wish to indulge in our offerings in bulk, we present the option of shipping via freight in our artfully designed metal racks. These racks, a blend of aesthetics and protection, can elegantly grace both indoor and outdoor settings.

No matter how you choose to receive your wood from us, you embrace an elevated experience of warmth, connectivity, and luxury.

How Is the Delivery Process Handled?

When you order from us, we ensure that our premium firewood reaches you with the utmost ease and in the timeliest manner, evoking that ancient, nostalgic feeling of warmth and connectivity. We have meticulously crafted a delivery process that matches the caliber of our product.

By partnering with trusted couriers such as FedEx and UPS, we've extended our reach to cover every corner of the continental United States. This collaboration guarantees that our exquisitely packaged boxes of firewood and cooking wood are dispatched directly to your doorstep, free of any shipping charges, within one to four days from the moment you place your order.

For those residing in metro Atlanta, we offer an even more personalized touch. If you purchase one or more boxes of our select wood products by 3 p.m., expect a swift delivery right on the same day. 

Our dedicated delivery artisans are well-equipped to not only deliver but to thoughtfully position your order wherever you desire. Their expertise is at your disposal, ready to answer any query or guide you through the nuances of our products.

At Cutting Edge Firewood, the journey from our hands to yours is as seamless and sophisticated as the moments you'll create around your fire.

What To Look Out For

In an era where authenticity is often sacrificed for convenience, discerning consumers must navigate many subtleties when selecting the ideal firewood. A fire, after all, isn't merely a source of heat. It's a primordial link to our ancestors around which we gather, share, and connect. Yet, not all firewood is crafted equal, and recognizing the differences is key.

When exploring the market, you must be vigilant against misleading wood measurements. In a world striving for transparency, there are, unfortunately, entities that obscure the true dimensions of their offerings, hoping to entice with quantity over quality. The digital age has seen a rise in hidden costs, where overpriced shipping or concealed fees wait like unwelcome shadows, only revealing themselves at the final transactional moment.

The essence of firewood lies in its ability to burn, to translate its substance into warmth and light. But wood that is marketed as seasoned wood holds a higher moisture content, which will make it harder to light and can cause the flame to sputter and smoke, failing to deliver the ancient comfort of a genuine flame. 

This inconvenience is accentuated when seasoned wood, left to air-dry outdoors, becomes a magnet for bugs and pests. Improperly dried wood sourced from non-local areas can introduce invasive species, disrupting local ecosystems and landscapes. Our method, which involves meticulous kiln drying followed by hand selection of each piece, guarantees a bug-free experience. And then, there is rotting wood, which promises heat but delivers none.

While many use “kiln dried” as a marketing tool, here, our Cutting Edge ultra kiln drying method ensures that every flame you nurture is a beacon of purity, a sensory experience of warmth and comfort unmatched by any other.

What Makes Cutting Edge Firewood Different?

So, what truly makes Cutting Edge Firewood stand apart in this vast realm of choices?

At our core, we understand the transcendental nature of a fire. Every log we offer undergoes rigorous quality assurance, ensuring that what you receive isn't just firewood but a vessel of shared experiences and timeless memories. The voice of our clientele echoes this commitment, and our glowing customer reviews are a testament to the bonds we've forged over countless hearths.

We stand at the intersection of tradition and sustainability, understanding that the wood we offer today shapes the world of tomorrow. Our commitment to sustainable sourcing and certifications ensures that every log you burn not only evokes the primal allure of ages past but also paves the way for a greener future.

Every fire is unique, as is every individual who seeks its warmth. Recognizing this, we offer tools, resources, and recommendations tailored to your specific needs. Whether you're kindling a flame for a quiet evening or a grand gathering, our insights ensure that your experience remains unparalleled.

Our dedication extends beyond the mere transaction. Here, you aren't just a customer — you're part of a legacy. Our customer support stands ready, offering personalized advice, ensuring that every ember you nurture radiates the nostalgia of bygone eras and the promise of shared tomorrows.

How Should You Store Your Firewood After Delivery?

The exhilaration of receiving a consignment of pristine firewood is unparalleled. It resonates with our ancient instincts, the allure of evenings spent in the glow of a hearth, recounting whispered secrets and shared laughter. But, to keep that allure alive, proper storage of the firewood is key.

For those storing larger quantities of wood, our elevated racks are ideal. These airbrushed marvels are accompanied by a canvas cover, ensuring that the wood remains pristine. Perfectly blending with the décor, our racks ensure your firewood remains safe from moisture, pests, and mold, guaranteeing prolonged quality and longevity. 

They safeguard your firewood, ensuring that its connection with the earth remains unbroken. A covered top serves as a shield, warding off the capricious moods of nature, from the relentless sun to sudden showers.

They also encourage proper air circulation to ensure the firewood remains free from the insidious grasp of mold. And while it's tempting to devise storage methods of your own, consider the expertly designed packaging we provide. 

Whether you cherish the delivery in its original vestment or opt for our meticulously designed rack, rest assured your firewood remains protected, preserved, and primed for those moments of elemental splendor. 

The Takeaway

At the heart of Cutting Edge Firewood lies a promise — a commitment to impeccability, a dedication that transcends transactions. Our passion, deeply embedded in every fiber of our being, is to cultivate moments that echo with the ethereal beauty of fire. Its warmth, its glow, its ability to tether us to times gone by while drawing us closer to the ones we cherish.

Each log we offer, each ember that rises, resonates with our unwavering desire for excellence. Our mission is not merely to provide firewood but to sculpt experiences, moments of unparalleled warmth, and connection. We understand the profound allure of gathering around a fire, the magnetic pull that brings people together, and the age-old comfort of sharing space in the presence of a radiant flame. 

With Cutting Edge Firewood, you don't just get logs — you receive an embodiment of our passion, our promise, and our perpetual pursuit of perfection. We invite you to share in this journey, to bask in the luminance, and to let us elevate your fire experience.


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About The Author

Leroy Hite

Leroy Hite is the founder and CEO of Cutting Edge Firewood, an ultra-premium firewood and cooking wood company located in Atlanta, Georgia. Leroy's mission is to give people the experience of the perfect fire because some of life’s best memories are made in the warmth of a fire’s glow. He founded Cutting Edge Firewood in 2013 with a goal to provide unmatched quality wood and unparalleled customer service nationwide. The company offers premium kiln-dried firewood, cooking wood, and pizza wood in a wide variety of species and cuts to customers around the country.