This Ridiculous Stove Can Burn an Entire Tree Trunk | Wired Design | Wired.com
The Spruce Stove isn\’t stoked with split cordwood or puny sawdust pellets, but rather entire tree trunks are fed into its fiery maw. Photo: Spruce Stove
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 Bohr 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.