Cole Forge

A small business in the hills of Vermont on a mission to improve the way people heat.

Wood stoves for space heating, cooking, and domestic hot water.

The First Prototype

I’ve put a lot of blood and sweat (though luckily no tears) into my first prototype and I’m excited to share it with all of you! I learned a lot along the way and I’m confident that my next stove will be more refined and also much easier to build.


The majority of the stove is built of thick plate steel, and though I didn’t have much space to work in, I put a lot of time and energy into the details and I’m pleased with how it came out.

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I’m in the process of conducting a wide variety of tests on the stove and, thus far, I’m really happy with how it is performing. The stove burns nice & hot, and it stores heat quite well.

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I’ve also been cooking a lot of tasty meals, so follow me on Instagram if you want to see the endless procession of fresh baked bread and gooey grilled cheese coming out of this culinary powerhouse.

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What’s Next?

I’m going to conduct another week or two of testing and then I’ll begin producing stoves for this winter’s testers. I’m hoping to have beta testing stoves produced and installed before Thanksgiving.