Author:Karen Bokram and Sarah Young
Publisher: The Lyons Press, 2003
Hard Cover, 5.75"x8.5", 125 pages
Few things in life are more attractive than a roaring fire on a wintry day, but too many modern homeowners have never learned the skill of getting that fire going.
Here is a handsome and practical guide to the nearly lost art of building a fire and keeping it burning - safely, efficiently, and beautifully. It begins , of course, with wood -- how to choose the best kind, where to get it, and how to store it. A short course in chimneys comes nect, covering the basics of how chimneys work and how to keep them running well. Fire building is covered in full, with special tups on getting the right combination of tinder, kindling, wood, and oxygen to combine into the perfect fire. And there are special chapters on woostoves, safety, fuel efficiency, accessories, and more.