Wood fire. Really no messing around with this one... burns whole trees
Gammy Dodger stashed this in Just Good Design
Americans purchased nearly a quarter-million wood stoves last year, and despite their popularity in the modern era the aesthetic options would be surprisingly familiar to colonial-era shoppers. Fortunately for fans of clean lines, Dutch designers Michiel Martens and Roel de Boer have remade the wood-fired heating stove for the contemporary home. Called the Spruce Stove, their bespoke 55-gallon fireplace breaks with tradition by trading out a boring hinged door for a portal that irises open like an airlock on a sci-fi space ship, or the opening credits of a Bond flick.
The stainless steel sheath of the stove will appeal to urban design aficionados, but the unconventional feedstock will excite wannabe mountain men. The machine isn’t stoked with split cordwood or puny sawdust pellets—entire tree trunks are fed into its fiery maw. The length of the log dictates the amount of heat produced while simultaneously acting a visual indicator, a sort of pinewood progress bar.
This is no better for planet earth than oil, natural gas, or coal, right?
I mean, even trees have carbon emissions.
Still, I love the phrase "fiery maw".
Heh heh. Good point.