A1 Country Firewood has provided Chicago firewood since 1981.
We are Chicago's #1 source for cooking wood in many bbq wood flavors.
A1's cooking wood selection includes the following:
Apple Wood, Beech Nut Wood, Cherry Wood, Hackberry Wood, Hickory Wood, Mulberry Wood, Walnut Wood, White Oak Wood and Natural Wood Lump Charcoal.
Welcome to A1 Country Firewood
A1 Country has firewood bundles and hardwood bundles available for pickup or delivery. Call or come to our location.
A1 Country Firewood (Lakeshore Division) has been delivering dry Seasoned*
firewood to Chicago and surrounding Suburbs for over 20 years.
In addition to quality firewood, we also offer select cooking woods, fruitwoods, hardwoods and
all natural 100% wood lump charcoal for grilling & smoking be-it Restaurant or Residential use.
We strive to produce and deliver quality firewood and cooking wood at a competitive price with attention to service.
*Seasoned wood has been split open more than 9 months.
A1 Country's well stocked woodyard at 950 W. Cermak, Chicago
Firewood & Cooking Wood Information
About Selecting Firewood
The two most important aspects of firewood are Seasoning of Wood (Moisture Content) and Type
of Hardwood (Species) or what is otherwise known as BTU
Cooking Wood for Grilling & Smoking
A1 Country Firewood provides quality seasoned cooking woods
of many types to Restaurants and Residential clients throughout Chicago & Suburbs.
Zero Carbon Footprint
Burning wood releases carbon. However, wood left on the forest floor rots and it too releases carbon. So, by processing this wood as a renewable energy resource and by utilizing the BTU's for heat, we help reduce the carbon footprint of firewood to zero.
Hours of Operation - Pick-up or Delivery
Mar 15 - Sept 15
Sept 15 - Mar 15
Wednesday 12 - 6PM
Mon - Sat 11AM - 6/7PM
We picked up a face cord of mixed hardwood from
A-1 before Christmas, as well as a sampling of "country cord" logs, "all-night burners",
starter bark and smoking/cooking wood. John was great to work with,
calling us to let us know they were open on Sunday due to the holidays
and talking us through all they offered.
The wood was all well-seasoned and there wasn't any junk wood in the mix. The all-night burners were fantastic for the holidays - lasted for hours. We can't wait to try the cooking wood in our smoker. A-1 is surprisingly easy to get to from the Kennedy Expressway. We will definitely be repeat customers.
- Chris H.
This is my second year ordering from Country Firewood. Their delivery schedule is very accommodating (after 6 p.m.) and quick (within three days of my orders). I've gotten a blend of oak and cherry both times, and it's been great. John has placed my orders, and he is both folksy and a full-on hoot.
- Amanda S.
These guys were great to deal with, delivered next day and were on time.
The deliverer also stacked the wood neatly and was courteous. The wood seems to be good quality.
I'd recommend them.
Great information over the phone. Nice friendly person[al] touch. Very competitive prices compared to other local businesses. Solid oak logs throughout cord.
I just found these guys after years of getting substandard firewood. Their firewood is true oak, cherry, apple and maple. None of the garbage wood the tree services sell. It is properly seasoned and ready to burn. Not a green piece in my face cord. I picked it up on site but they do deliver. A good product at a good price. I recommend them highly.