DIY Lawn Furniture Planshow to DIY Lawn Furniture Plans for With a few tools, odds and ends and a steel barrel, you can easily and inexpensively build your own wood-burning stove. Here''s cooking floor.
DIY Lawn Furniture Planshow to DIY Lawn Furniture Plans for Clean out the barrel.
Put a piece of stovepipe on top of the barrel, about an inch (2.5 centimeters) away from the seam. Trace a circle around the pipe. Draw a second circle, ¾ inch (1.9 centimeters) smaller, inside it.
Drill a pilot hole in the smaller circle. Fit a jigsaw into the hole.
Cut out the smaller circle. Saw ½-inch (1.3-centimeter) wide lines from the center to the outer circle. Bend up these tabs with pliers. Fit the stovepipe over the tabs. Bolt it on with two L braces.
DIY Lawn Furniture Planshow to DIY Lawn Furniture Plans for Cut a 12-by-8-inch (30.5-by-20-centimeter) rectangle above the top crimped ring of the barrel, opposite the seam. The top part of the barrel will serve as the firebox. Cut out a 14-by-10-inch (35.5-by-25.5-centimeter) piece below the bottom crimped ring. This larger hole will remain open. Save the larger piece of metal for the firebox door and the smaller piece for the draft.
Attach the firebox door with a door hinge that''t get burned [source: Backwoods Home Magazine].
Paint the stove with stove spray paint, if desired.
Remember to place your stove on a fireproof surface (e.g., concrete or brick) and keep it a safe distance from the walls.