During the winter months its extremely difficult to work on projects I have that involve being in my garage. I’ve been looking for an affordable way to turn my uninsulated cold workspace into a warm place I can work on projects in the dead of winter. I believe I have found the solution to this problem. I found a kit online that will allow you to make your own wood stove out of a steel 55 or 30 gal drum. This kit includes a flange for attaching the chimney pipe as well as cast iron legs and a door. I have yet to attempt this project but I have read many reviews online that claim its an extremely easy kit to install. Also it is said that this type of stove will heat up a work area extremely quick. The biggest thing to remember is make sure you have enough clearance around a stove of this type. The barrels can heat up until they turn a cherry red if you keep feeding wood into them which could easily start a fire. As I continue with this project I will post pictures of the process as well as a short how to as I go along. I will report back on the final outcome and also talk about how it actually works. Keep checking back for these upcoming posts. Until then get ready, Winter is coming!!!!
Make Your Own Wood Stove
by | Oct 21, 2011 | Uncategorized |