Something that can add a lot of character to your home, and at the same time be very useful, is a wood-burning stove. Wood-burning stoves come in different sizes, so you can use it to heat a single room, a small house or even a large house. They are made for burning wood only, since burning coal poses a fire hazard due to the higher temperature.
The sides of a wood-burning stove will get very hot. Therefore, if you have young children at home, you need to keep them away from it since it can cause serious burns.
You want to make sure that the wood you use hasn’t been pressure treated since this will cause toxic chemicals to be released that can be harmful to your health.
The door is only meant for feeding more wood into the stove, it should not be left open while the fire is burning since sparks can fly out of the stove.
It is also important that you are careful with how you dispose of the ashes, since these will be very hot a long time after the fire has gone out.