The 6 Best Firewood Delivery Services of 2020

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Best Overall: Cutting Edge

Cutting Edge

Cutting Edge

This Georgia-based company specializes in "premium ultra kiln dried firewood," a high-end product known for being easy to light, long-burning, and less smoky than traditional firewood.

Founded by Leroy Hite with the goal of helping consumers find consistently top-notch firewood with seamless deliveries, Cutting Edge handpicks every piece of firewood individually. The wood undergoes an intense drying process, including 48-hour exposure to 250-degree temperatures, so buyers can be confident that their firewood is free of pests, fungus, and mold.

Box prices start around $50 but are less expensive if you subscribe, and include fire starters, matches, and several pieces of kindling wood—altogether, enough supplies for two to four fires.

Some boxes are customized for specific activities; The Pizza Cut Wood Cooking Box, for example, is designed specifically for wood ovens, while the Fire Starter Package boasts enough kindling, fire starters, and heart pine to easily initiate more than 20 blazes. Cutting Edge also ships full racks of wood, which start at about $235 plus shipping, and Ultimate packages, which offer bulk quantities of wood and accessories that ship for free.

Local to the Atlanta area? Check out Cutting Edge’s additional slate of services, which include fire pit rentals, artisanal delivery, and even a fire "butler." Yes, starting at about $2,000, Cutting Edge will set up, maintain, and clean up after the fire—a great option for parties or weddings.

Best Value: Home Depot

Home Depot

Home Depot

Founded in 1978 and headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Home Depot operates more than 2,000 locations around the United States, and its trusted name and top-notch customer service make it a reliable source for firewood, starter logs, and accessories alike.

Many artificial logs, like Duraflame products, are available with free shipping on orders over roughly $45. For traditional firewood, users can schedule next-day delivery with their local stores for a fee.

To check for availability in your area, add the wood bundle to your shopping cart and enter the delivery zip code to see the cost and possible time frame for delivery. Sometimes, you can even pay a bit more to specify a two- or four-hour delivery window.

Home Depot’s packaged firewood comes in increments of roughly 0.65 cubic feet, and it boasts a low moisture content that makes it a great go-to fire pit fuel. The price is hard to beat—each bundle tends to cost less than $10—but the quality will vary across different stores, so be sure to check your delivery for any visible issues.

If anything is amiss, Home Depot accepts returns on all unopened merchandise for 180 days after the transaction.

Best Selection: Firewood.com

Firewood.com

Firewood.com

Firewood.com serves as the online depot for Paul’s Fireplace Wood, a family-run business with more than 30 years of experience with firewood.

The company, which is based in Little Falls, Minnesota, offers free delivery locally and regionally. But Firewood.com also ships its wood at no charge to both commercial and residential clients throughout the continental United States: Buy cut and split wood in such varieties as apple, birch, cherry hickory, maple, mesquite, oak, or pecan, or snag BBQ firewood and smoking chunks in plum or walnut.

Firewood.com purchases all of its wood "green," so it’s free of infestations and disease. The business prioritizes presentation, too—customers can trust that these logs will look tidy on a back porch or beside a fireplace.

A box of wood will run you $62 with delivery, or you can submit an online request for wood priced by type and sizes starting at one-sixth of a cord all the way up to a full cord. Those looking for larger quantities can also order in bulk.

Most Convenient: Instacart, Shipt, and Other Grocery Delivery Services

Instacart

Instacart

Firewood doesn’t just come from specialty suppliers or home improvement stores. Many grocery stores carry the stuff, and with online food shopping on the rise, having a bundle delivered is just a swipe away.

Instacart, one of the largest players in the on-demand grocery space, offers delivery on household items for as little as $4, with a sliding price structure that increases based on demand. (Users with an Instacart Express membership enjoy free deliveries on orders over $35 for a yearly fee that varies by city.)

Shipt, a Birmingham, Alabama-based start-up that was acquired by Target in 2017, goes beyond groceries to bring electronics, office supplies, and other items to your door—including firewood, when it's available locally. Annual memberships cost about $100, but users can also purchase delivery passes in three- and five-delivery increments.

And, some larger stores operate their own grocery delivery apps, too: Walmart’s service, for example, allows users to pay extra for same-day drop-offs, and standard delivery usually costs less than $10. These apps earn major points for convenience, even when selection is limited or quality is hard to gauge. For a tasty perk, tack on graham crackers, marshmallows, and chocolate to your firewood order for a hassle-free S’mores night.

Best Delivery: Tractor Supply Company

Tractor Supply Company

Tractor Supply Company

Specializing in agriculture, home improvement, and lawncare, Tractor Supply Company is one of the oldest retail franchises of its kind. Launched in 1938, it now operates in more than 1,800 locations around the country, offering fire tools including wood-burning stoves and a wide variety of fire pits.

When it comes to logs, though, the options are limited to a single product—the bundled firewood, which varies in price (usually in the ballpark of roughy $6 to $10 per bundle) and in availability.

Tractor Supply makes up for that lack of choice with its quick delivery: Customers who live within 25 miles of their nearest Tractor Supply store have the option for same-day delivery on orders placed before noon. The cost of this convenient service usually runs about $20.

Different locations source and treat their firewood various ways, so be sure to contact your local Tractor Supply to ask about any chemicals or that may interfere with using the wood for cooking or indoor fires.

Best for Kindling Wood: L.L. Bean

L.L. Bean

L.L. Bean

L.L. Bean may be better known for boots and totes, but the Maine-based clothing and outdoors company’s kindling wood has a passionate following, too.

"Fatwood" is made from a non-endangered species of pine wood and contains zero chemicals or additives. These smaller pieces of wood efficiently start fires without newspaper—many users claim that just one piece is enough to get a blaze roaring—and the natural resin allows fatwood to continue burning for a long time.

Buy a 15-pound reusable sack full of the stuff for about $35, or save by ordering a 25-pound box for roughly $40. The company’s hearth and fireplace accessories are incredibly durable, too.

Be sure to check out the waxed canvas storage tote, sling log carriers, or forged carbon steel wood racks. L.L. Bean offers free shipping on orders over $50, and customers can usually expect delivery within three to seven business days, unless otherwise indicated.

How We Chose the Best Firewood Delivery Services

To build this list of firewood delivery services, we focused on national retailers, a task that wasn’t quite as straightforward as it sounds. With improper handling and treatment, firewood can transport invasive pests and fungi.

Experts suggest that those building backyard fires or stocking up for winter evenings around the hearth try to buy their wood locally to avoid introducing any new species to the local ecosystem, and organizations like FirewoodScout are beginning to offer directories for nearby wood retailers.

But to make this list, we thought about why shoppers might look elsewhere for their firewood needs. First, we considered the desire for a premium product: In that category, Atlanta-based Cutting Edge was a clear winner with its kiln-dried wood, convenient shippable boxes, and slate of luxury services. Users might also turn to national retailers when seeking a broader selection of wood than what’s available locally. For those buyers, we suggest Firewood.com, a family-owned operation offering logs of apple, birch, cherry hickory, maple, mesquite, oak, and more. 

For low prices, Home Depot was a top contender—the national retailer now offers low-cost, quick delivery on items they carry in stores. We also discovered that some fire-starting products boast their own fandoms: L.L. Bean has found many loyal consumers with its Fatwood, a kindling firewood that helps quickly and cleanly start a blaze.

Speed and convenience were top-of-mind, too. In those categories, we turned to Tractor Supply Company, which now offers same-day delivery to customers within 25 minutes of a location, along with grocery delivery apps like Instacart and Shipt.

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