Wood burning stoves provide warmth and ambiance to your family room or cottage. The smell of burning wood and the flickering flames can be hypnotic. Wood stoves help you celebrate the coldest season of the year. The logs burn inside a metal fire box which usually has a glass door on the front. Legs or a short tower raise the stove off the floor. The flat top of most stoves serves as the perfect warming place for hot drinks.
A wood stove must sit a certain distance from the wall behind it. The wall must consist of a suitable fire-resistant material. Wood burning stoves exhaust smoke through an exposed chimney pipe. Installation of the stove pipe must meet safety regulations in your area. An ash-dump box collects burned wood debris for easy cleaning. Review all wood stove and stove pipe installation requirements before buying one. The most important consideration when planning for a wood stove is safety.