DIY ‘Soapstone’ Stove

Get all the benefits of a soapstone stove with only a portion of the cost.
By Chris Haley
December 2013/January 2014
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Take your cast-iron stove to the next level with this simple trick.
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During the coldest winter months, I like to place slabs of granite on and beside my cast-iron woodstove.

The granite holds the heat long after the fire has gone out and keeps the room warm until morning. It’s a great way to get the advantage of a soapstone stove without the price tag.

Chris Haley
Jay, New York








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