Homemade wood stove

12 Homemade Wood Burning Stoves and Heaters Plans and Ideas:Do It Yourself

Who said you could not save money in the hiking inflation? You certainly can do it, only if you want to. If you are a risk taker, have a good amount of time and believe in yourself, let’s play with do it yourself or homemade wood burning stove plans. This is truly a fun filled and enticing activity and you would certainly feel good once your desired stove is ready to cook you some food. You must be thinking how to build best wood burning stove or heater at home – well, don’t worry much, this excerpt has best 12 best homemade wood stoves and heaters plans that can guide you at best(Please read the details of these plans at their respective links).

1)      Make stoves from scrap:

When it comes to the simpler yet effective diy wood stove, there is no option that can beat wood crafted stoves. You can simply craft these within 20 dollars I guess. You would need:

  • Special paint for stove color
  • Welding electrodes
  • Grinder disc

Also, you need an old gas cylinder – make sure it has no air inside. Also, make two holes in the cylinder so that for at least a week you can simply clean it by letting out the water. Also, you need to make a door on the cylinder so that you can later fix in the stove inside. Make sure you go through the wood stove instructions so that you can minimize the risks.The use of gas cylinder without safety measures can cause injury. As I’m not the one who has made this stove so please read the complete guide at Instructable

wood stove made from scrap


2)      Make your heater at home:

For a cool and effective heater you need to fix insulated burn tube in the first chamber. Also, you must have sufficient space to fill in cement on the first chamber and also the fiberglass so that heat easily gets transferred from inside to outside. The second chamber features a small opening (door). The overall setup is lined with wooden frames for the support – the third chamber is lined with clay and sand mixture. You can simply add chimney by using a stove piped wrapped with insulated material. Complete instructions

Homemade mass heater

3-   Gas Tank Stove:

If you do not want to freeze to death in chilly winters, get yourself a homemade stove, which can be made from old gas tank – you need:

  • 1 into 1 inch long box which can be used for the legs
  • Fire cement
  • Steel hinge
  • Flat bar
  • few pipes
  • weld mesh
  • scrap tank

With a good and comprehensive guide, you can simply assemble these parts and make a diy cheap wood burning stove.Get the detail of diy wood burner at Instructables

Gas tank pot belly stove


4) Homemade wood burning heater:

You can use any steel body for making the basic body – also, you would need a tube for wall paneling and for center tube, wall pipe can be used. For the legs, you can use plastic box sections and for chimney, you can take any stovepipe. See how to build wood burning heater at Permies.com

homemade wood heater5 copy


5) Gas bottle wooden stove:

You simply need:

  • Gas Bottle
  • 6 Inch broad Pipes (also required for the chimney)
  • Steel hinges
  • Air vents section

Get the instructions of this homemade stove at Instructables

gas bottle wooden stove


6) Easiest wood stove idea:

If you want to invest less time and get the simplest kind of stove, look for a steel or metal barrel, make an air inlet, a door and attach the chimney with it. Lastly, with any pipe or box sections construct the legs for support. You are simply done! Details

Easiest wood stove idea

7) Water tank wood burning stove:

  • Simply cut the tank and make a door – don’t forget to lock the door with chain
  • Make two or three holes as per your wish – you must keep in mind the air passage, pipe passage and chimney sack.
  • You can simply add conventional stove into the setup and take this portable stove to the last night parties with friends. Detail plan

water tank wood stove


8) Recycle Electric Water Heater To Wood Burning:

If you have an old electric water heater at home, you can simply convert it into an amazing outdoor wooden heater – basically, the base would be used as the top of the heater, so you need to cut in down according to the basic wooden stove structure. The fire grill would be fixed there and make the air passage – fix the legs and you would get a perfect wooden heater. Get the Guide for this Outdoor Wood Heater at Instructables

Outdoor Wood Heater


9) Stove from paint can:

This is an amazing idea through which you can use any old paint can to construct a stove of your own. Complete plan

Stove from paint can


10) Portable Wood Stove from steel barrel:

You can use any steel barrel if present at home or buy one from the market and make a nice outdoor stove – it would just cost you $30. Get instructions at Back Woods Home

Stove from steel barrel


11) Simplest wood stove:

Simply look for a barrel, which has removal top, if not you, can get it cut – it must have a lock for safety and space for placing some woods inside. You can follow any video or diagram for proper instructions.Get the instructions here

Simplest wood stove


12) Homemade Wood Stove For a Small Boat:

You need a wooden stove for your small boat. Simply take a steel box, which is 6 inch in length and depth – for further details click here

Small boat stove


7 Responses

  1. Chris Jones
    Chris Jones at |

    Farhan. Thank you !
    I live in Brazil, but some days get cold, I’m poor and need to make a unit to keep my room warm.
    The cheapest form seems to be the barrel unit.
    Great Idea.

  2. jenny cestero
    jenny cestero at |

    thank you so very much for posting this. I am an avid gardener in Pennsylvania USA — cold winters and I need heat from my garden. I am building a few greenhouses and the one to house tropical plants will benefit from the information you took the time to share… I thank you! I just sent you a friend request on FB – be at peace and enjoy your day!

  3. Sandi Sb
    Sandi Sb at |

    All of these are good idea.
    I have an idea to make a woodstove with something recycling, here : http://sndelektronik.blogspot.com/2013/07/kompor-kayu-dari-kaleng-bekas.html

  4. bertie
    bertie at |

    I am looking plans to build a furnace or large stove to burn old tyres or plastic bale rap to make a lot of heat to dry grain with , it would have to be big so that I can load it with a tractor loader can this be done.

  5. Nabila
    Nabila at |

    Thanks so much for the article! I’m looking for a small, inexpensive stove for a tiny house and I think you may have helped in that quest!

  6. Syncline
    Syncline at |

    The inexpensive heater that NEEDED to be posted in this list was a Rocket Mass Heater, which is typically made of cob, a 55 gallon steel drum and some firebrick.

    It is not only unbelievably cheap to build, but easily outperforms most commercial stoves.
    There are several sites explaining how to construct them, but Permies.com has clear directions and plenty of expert help on the forums there.
    I am continually amazed at the sites that list no end of mediocre heaters, but completely miss the RMH.

  7. Fast eddie
    Fast eddie at |

    Never ever use an old gas cylinder. Even when filled with water and rinsed, dangerous levels of explosive gas/air mixture will remain. The minute you cut into the cylinder, the energy created is enough to ignite the gas/air mixture with really bad outcomes. Propane and butane gas are heavier than air and will never fully be removed unless you take to a gas plant where they can vacuum the contents out and purge the cylinder many times with Nitrogen gas. Be warned.


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