Wood-Burning Stoves - Timeless Classics

By Kathryn Whittaker

Wood-burning stoves can be installed in any room of your house, but most often they are placed in living or dining rooms, as well as in patios. While traditional fireplaces generally work as a piece of décor, free-standing wood-burning stoves are generally used for more practical purposes, namely, for heating and even cooking. Thanks to new designs, your wood-burning stove will look attractive and still remain perfectly functional... 

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3 Steps To Choosing The Perfect Wood Stove

By AJ Vanderhorst

When you set out to find the right stove for your home, there's a lot to think about. Fortunately, after you answer some basic questions, picking a wood stove becomes a question of style-not survival! Here are some steps to help you enjoy the buying experience.

Step one, know why you want a wood stove. What main purpose will the stove serve? Heating, cooking, ambiance-or some combination? How much heat does the stove need to provide... 

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Cozy Up To A Soapstone Wood Stove

By Jonathon Blocker

If you are among those facing $5 - $6 per gallon heating oil costs due to corporate and speculators' greed and government mismanagement, you may be considering alternatives, such as installing a wood stove. If this is the case, you should definitely consider a soapstone wood stove. Simple, traditional heating tools and appliances made from the unique substance known as soapstone, or steatite have been around since the Stone Age. Despite this venerable status, a soapstone wood stove will fit nicely into the most contemporary kinds of décor as well as traditional Early American, Victorian or Art Deco.

If you remember anything about science from your school days, you may recall that metamorphic rock is a type of rock that is literally changed from one form into another by being subjected to titanic geologic forces of heat and pressure, deep beneath the planet's surface. Such rocks include marble, quartz and soapstone.

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4 Reasons to Buy a New Wood Stove

By AJ Vanderhorst

Newer doesn't automatically mean better, but when it comes to the tested technology of advanced wood stoves, the benefits are hard to argue with. Current wood stove models-anything made after the early 1990s and approved by the Environmental Protection Agency-are at least a third more economical than the traditional pot belly stove. That means 33 percent less cash spent on seasoned wood (or 33 percent less elbow grease if you harvest your own fuel). In addition, today's wood burning stoves are nearly smokeless, keeping polluting fumes to a minimum. Let's break down the benefits in a little more detail.

First, Efficient Technology

At the moment you sign the check or swipe your credit card, the economical technology of a contemporary stove will cost you about $200 dollars. However, as heating savings begin to accumulate, that investment will quickly pay dividends. After just a couple seasons of use, you can expect your stove to have paid for itself...

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