DIY Wood Stove Using an Old Propane Tank

How to Build a Wood Stove Using an Old Propane Tank


It’s no secret that propane gas can be used in a multitude of ways, but propane users are taking things a step further by getting creative with old propane tanks and turning them into homemade wood stoves. How sweet is that?

What a handy way to recycle that old, rusted propane tank taking up space in the garage or sitting in the yard! Take some me-time during your day off and get crafty. Grab a cold beer, switch on some tunes and complete your masterpiece. With a few supplies, you can make a durable wood stove for the entire family to enjoy on those chilly winter evenings.

This short video gives a quick rundown on how you can construct your very own propane tank wood stove.


  • An old propane tank
  • Small sheet of metal (for a top plate)
  • High-temperature paint (slather a few coats on after the pit is complete)
  • Metal pipe (in the video they used a piece of an umbrella stand)
  • Grate from a grille (to hold wood in the stove)


  • Metal grinder
  • A tool to cut steel (in the video this is accomplished with an air compressor and cutoff blade)
  • Welder

Have fun, but be safe and remember: always exercise extreme caution when handling anything with fire.

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Posted on 
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Wednesday, April 18, 2018