Installing a Woodburning Stove in your shed

A lot of people wonder how to heat their sheds, so John over at Secrets of Shed building has a great post about this very thing, one of his readers dave has given it a go, here is a brief snippet of it


In true shed building tradition, the stove is recycled, thrown out when a narrowboat was refitted. It is essentially a solid fuel stove but will burn wood, providing the chimney arrangement is straight up or doesn’t have too many bends in it.

With the shed made predominantly of wood I was naturally concerned that the fire would need a fair amount of protection. I managed to obtain 2m of single skin galvanised chimney and a rain hood quite cheaply. The more I read about chimneys going through wood, the more concerned I got about the galvanised chimney until I abandoned my original approach with the workshop chimney and went ‘belt and braces’.

By Andrew Wilcox

I love sheds Founder & judge of Shed of the year - Wilco writes mainly about sheds. About the blog Enter your shed into #shedoftheyear


  1. We have just installed a pipsqueak stove from canvas and cast in our 8'x8' shed. It works fine. Canvas and cast were very helpful and put a stainless steel flue kit together for us, Installation takes only a couple of hours by novices. It doesn't throw out too much heat, just enough to take the edge off a winters evening, but not so much as to make me anxious about burning the shed down

  2. I have a wood burner in my house and in our holiday house. They are brilliant. The warmth they give off is great and you can usually pick up the fuel (dead wood) from a local forest!

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