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, Sugar Maple 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.




Advantages of Kiln Dried Firewood

For Residential

For Restaurants

  • Kiln dried firewood is safer, because it burns cleaner with less smoke and ash resulting in less creosote build-up in your chimney.

  • Fresh wood that is kiln dried is nice, pretty wood with less smoke for neighbors... Especially when using an outdoor firepit.

  • 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 treatment 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.

  • Can be stored inside.

  • Easy to ignite.

  • Kiln dried firewood selection: Oak, Cherry, Birch, Apple and Hickory.

  • p.s. We offer High Moisture Content wood for BBQ Smoking.

It's the wood that makes it good!


We process and kiln dry our wood on premises. Our wood is not a 3rd party, shipped-in product.


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, A1 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


Sunday
by appointment.