For those of us who are enthusiasts or just plain eccentric, a wood stove is a must have for every winter. Whether it’s for cooking or using as a source to heat up you room or cabin, the wood burning stove is a traditional heating tool. But having to cut tree trunks into logs to burn in the wood stove can be laborious and ruin the fun of a wood stove. Dutch designers Roel de Boer and Michiel Martens have designed a stove which continuously burns a large piece of wood the same way as a sharpener consumes a pencil.
The use is apparently simple as all you need to do is continue to push the log into the stove as it is burned away. A small fire must be started using kindling and then one end of the log, supported on the adjustable-height stand, is inserted into the stove. The metal diaphragm of the stove is closed around the log to prevent the flames from escaping through the side. The stove’s inner lining consists of fireproof concrete bricks which absorb heat from the inside and radiate it outwards. Fins have also been installed on the outer shell of the stove to allow for greater heat transfer with the surroundings.
The Spruce Stove may look unsafe but the designers assure us that it can be used indoors without fear of burning down the house. The designers will produce a very limited 10 units of this enthusiast’s stove, each costing around 6,050 USD.