I began making wood burners in 1995, starting with a 5ft propane cylinder laid horizontally on a large lorry wheel rim. The idea of recycling old gas cylinders into stoves is and old one, and many people were doing it before me. I have created my own distinctive design from the original.
I use a separate bottle to cut out the door, so that it is bigger than the hole in the stove. This gives an overlap all the way round and creates space for a fire rope seal to be added to the door.
I always insert a large baffle in the fire box to prevent the flames going straight up the chimney, and also to encourage secondary combustion.
Stoves are built with or without fire bricks, and I have built several stoves with back boilers to provide hot water.
Making the wood burners created shallow dish shaped off cuts which I have adapted into charcoal burners, which can also be used to burn wood.
I make two basic designs, one with fixed legs, and one with detachable legs which is especially good for camping. Both designs are compact and portable, and ideal for campsites, gardens and patios.
The charcoal burners and the larger braziers are can be decorated with plasma cut shapes and designs, which look very effective when lit.
I have a selection of burners, braziers and trivets in a variety of designs in stock, or I would be happy to discuss your own images and designs for an individual one off piece.