With a little creativity and a lot of recycled materials, you can make this Tiki Rocket Stove for under $40.
A rocket stove is an efficient cook stove using small diameter wood fuel which is burned in a simple high-temperature combustion chamber containing an insulated vertical chimney which ensures complete combustion prior to the flames reaching the cooking surface. (Taken from Wikipedia)
The Tiki rocket stove came from the idea of combining a Tiki torch with a stone statue for a one of a kind back yard garden stove. It features a metal combustion chamber, deep charcoal concrete mass with a Volcano rock cooktop (of course).
Plastic bucket from local bakery - $1
1 Empty soup can – Free
1 Eight inch scrap metal tube –Free
2 Plastic paper roll end caps from sign shop – Free
1 9 x 12 wood board 1 ½ thick – Free
1 Counter top board – Free from estate sale
1 Bag CHENG Outdoor Pro Formula Mix Charcoal color - $30
1 Bag Volcano rock – Free leftover from gas fireplace insert
2 Bags (120 lbs) of concrete mix - $8
20 Drywall screws
1 Roll Duct Tape
1 Gallon of water
Rubber Gloves are a Must (your hands will thank you!)
Step 1: Step 1: Create Tiki Face - nose and forehead form:
• On the front of the bucket, measure 2 to 3 inches from the top and draw the nose and brow to use as a guide.
• Use the soup can to locate the opening for the mouth and draw this to illustrate the face.