Design & DIY

First woodstove? Here’s how to light a fire

It’s an intimidating job, being the Keeper of the Flame, especially if you’re a woodstove novice or new to winter cottaging. “People love the idea of wood heat in the cottage, but if they live in the city, they often don’t have any experience with wood burning,” says Troy Schlotzhauer, owner of Original Heat and Gas in Burk’s Falls, Ont. That’s why Schlotzhauer offers first-hand coaching for new customers, and these tips for informed ignition.

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