55 Gallon Drum Transformed Into A Cook Top Wood Stove

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Drum Cooktop Stove

As I type I’m curled up on the couch with a heating blanket, cozy slippers, and am surrounded by the glow from a pho-fire. It puts out some nice heart and looks nice but nothing can compare to the real deal. This DIY wood stove, made from a 55 gallon drum, isn’t for fireside chats but it is amazing. It’s quite the impressive cooktop stove. I know I can’t make one but maybe you can!

I took wood shop as an elective in high school and not metal shop. I made a terrific derby car. A++. But maybe if I was in metal shop I would have welded something like this. I bet my dad would have loved it as a Father’s Day gift. (Much better than all the ties I kept giving him!)

Be careful when tackling this project! The end results are 100% awesome but be safe while making it. Use proper protection when playing with fire and hot/sharp/power tools. Gloves, goggles, ear plugs, etc… Have fun! The Self Sufficient Living has 12 other wood burning stoves and heater designs that are pretty awesome! Check them out here

Here’s the video…Enjoy!