A1 Country Firewood has provided Chicago firewood since 1981.

Chicago's #1 Cooking Wood source with a large selection of 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.

Kiln-Dried Firewood

Our new gas fired kiln will enable Country Firewood to supply Chicagoland and the Midwest with dry quality firewood even in the harshest winter.


Residential Restaurants
  • Kiln dried wood is safer, because it burns cleaner with less smoke and ash for less creosote build up in your chimney. Air dried wood is fine as long as it has been seasoned 9 months to a year... wet fresh wood causes creosote build-up.
  • Fresh wood that is kiln dried is nice, pretty wood with less smoke for neighbors... especially when using an outdoor fire pit.
  • Kiln dried wood is bug, parasite, mold and mildew free
  • Can be stored inside
  • Easy to ignite
  • Kiln dried firewood selection: oak, cherry, birch, apple and hickory. Other wood species available for Kiln-dried by special order
  • USDA campground / state approved
  • Our process meets or exceeds USDA regulations; i.e., wood needs to reach internal temperature of 140 to 160F for 60 minutes.
  • Low moisture content, thus dry wood. The drier the wood, the less the smoke.
  • Kiln dried wood is bug, parasite, mold and mildew free.
  • Storable inside.
  • Easy to ignite.
  • Kiln dried cooking wood selection: oak, cherry, apple, hickory.
  • p.s. we offer high moisture content / fresh wood for BBQ smoking.
It's the wood that makes it good!



We process and kiln dry our wood on premises... not 3rd party shipped in.

We know the duration of heat treatment and temperature of our kiln... all wood is not created equal.

If not done correctly, kiln dried / heat treated wood does not always correlate to dry burnable wood.

The extra expense associated with the processing / kiln drying of wood translates to 12-15% higher price than our air dried wood. .

Whether you are a restaurant looking for a specific wood for grilling or a homeowner who wants an aromatic evening by the fire, Country Firewood can supply your wants and needs.
Thank You,

John Goodwood Goodale, Owner

Hours of Operation - Pick-up or Delivery

Summer Hours:

March 15 - September 15

Winter Hours:

September 15 - March 15

Wed - Fri 10 AM - 6 PM
Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM

Sunday - Monday - Tuesday
by appointment.

Mon - Fri 10 AM - 6 PM
Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM

by appointment.

Very friendly service and great prices too! Their wood smells awesome and everyone that comes over compliments on it as it seems to be perfectly aged. I'll never order from a different company. Jon's A-1 firewood is simply the best

- Aaron O.

I would never buy wood from anyone else but them the man about 30 yrs old with the new gmc pick up that works there had so Much knowledge Of the woods, he sold us a great batch of wood, we paid for the wood with a credit card and he delivered the wood the next day and carried all the wood up to are third floor condo, we bought wood from others in the past and end up throwing it out because it would not burn, when he came out to deliver the wood he saw what we bought last year and told me I bought cottonwood and pine he felt sorry and gave us extra wood free that he had on the truck a-1 is the best company for firewood

- Scott P.

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.

- ZD

Great information over the phone. Nice friendly person[al] touch. Very competitive prices compared to other local businesses. Solid oak logs throughout cord.

- eroberton

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.

- JRC55