It was a long cold winter but it’s finally over. The wood stove we built kept us nice and cozy. There’s nothing that can compare to the way the heat feels from a wood fire. This Spring is still a bit chilly. We’re still running the stove now and then on a cool evening.
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Remember No Cost – Low Cost? We made the wood stove from a 55 gallon metal barrel and some black stove pipe. All the materials (barrel, flue pipe, damper, high-temp black paint) used to build the stove cost about $50.
Many a day we cooked a pot of beans on top of the wood stove in one of our cast iron dutch ovens (like you see in the picture) and kept a pot of coffee warm.