A Finnish family is creating their own wood burning stove to help them burn more wood.
Finland’s house woodbug (a type of wood-boring beetle) is not a common sight in Finland, but the family of two-thirds-Japanese-American parents are planning to turn their stove into a fire pit to burn wood for cooking and stoves.
“The family had an idea and started looking for a suitable fire pit,” said Joanne Fisk.
“We found one that we thought would be easy to build.
I’m a real big fan of wood.”
Finland has more than 8,000 wood-borers living in houses, apartments and other structures, according to the Finnish government.
The family plans to turn the stove into the firepit.
“We think it would be fun to build something with a firepit,” said Fisk, who is also a member of the Finnish Academy of Arts and Crafts.
The Finnish house woodbugs are a unique pest in the country.
The bugs are often found in cracks, cracks and other openings in the walls of buildings, which allows them to survive in the damp air of the house.
The bugs prefer to live in close proximity to their host houses, which often leads to overcrowding in their homes.
“It’s a very noisy problem,” Fisk said.
“They’re very noisy and they can smell like garbage.”
Fisk’s family is working with the Finnish Ministry of Forestry to make the stove a fire-proofing material for the house’s walls.
The stove will also help with the heat of the fireplace.
Fisk said the family has been working on building their own wooden stove since last winter.
They will be able to cook meals and make fire starters for the next two years.
The family is now in the process of planning a garden for the stove.