A contemporary wood burner is a modern take on a traditional wood burning stove used to heat your home. The modern types of wood burner are extremely efficient at burning wood fuel and bio fuel derived from wood. Usually a contemporary wood burner is constructed from a solid metal fire chamber, metal grate with a variable air flow control. These burners are then in turn connected to a chimney or flue that pulls the combustions air into the firebox
Generally the appliance consists of a solid metal (usually cast iron or steel) closed fire chamber, a grate and an adjustable air control. The appliance will be connected to a suitable chimney or flue which will fill with hot combustion gases once the fuel is ignited. It is critical that the chimney or flue gases be hotter than the outside temperature as this will result in combustion gases being drawn out of the fire chamber and up the chimney.