I have a few stainless steel drums lying around the property. I decided I would take the prettiest one and make a furnace out of it.
This is the near completed first step of the drum furnace assembly.
I'm going to potentially add an additional radiator drum and cement in the imperfections for a better seal with this stuff: http://tinyurl.com/myzbrz9
Barrel stoves are a fun project. I've seen quite a few of these running around on youtube or on prepper sites. I really have wanted to build one of these for a while. In order to do this instructable, you'll need to get your own drum and your own door kit.
Got the kit here: http://www.tractorsupply.com/en/store/united-stat...
A word about drums.
Steel drums are a great project starting material. But, for this particular indication, your drum selection should be carefully scrutinized. The best advice is to get a new drum that has never contained anything: http://tinyurl.com/mmh3lh4. The important thing is that the drum was not used to contain an explosive or flammable liquid. If the drum was used to store oil or paint or the like, you may want to choose another drum to cut. Nobody wants to get blown up. Even if you're using a new drum, ensure you fill the bottom quarter or so with water. Use water in between cuts and drill events to cool your drum. It will get powerfully hot if you don't do this.
Personal protective equipment Needed: