Cookstove restoration is becoming more and more common these days, and with good reason: Some of the oldest cookstoves out there are still among the best today. But whether you’re restoring an old gem or just the family stove, it’s hard work and there are many things you’ll need to know.
In these videos, Obadiah’s Woody Chain and Cassey Dare give you all the info about cookstove restoration and repair that you’ll need to get started on your own project. Currently you’ll find info on the Kitchen Queen, Flameview, Baker’s Oven/Vermont Bun Baker, Oval, and Esse Ironheart, but there are more to come in the future! Woody shows you step-by-step how he did the restoration on his Kitchen Queen, sharing tips and tricks along the way to make the job as easy as possible, with the best results. We also cover cooktop reconditioning, changing the color of an Ironheart, changing gaskets, and adjusting hinges and latches. We take the stoves apart and put them back together, step-by-step, so you can see everything we do. Here in the Cookstove Community, we do our best to show you that cookstove restoration is an imporant part of living the self-sufficient lifestyle.