With having to conduct remote learning from home, there has been time to begin work on constructing my two wood burning kilns. One will be a small down-draft, and the other will be a tunnel kiln. They will use a common chimney. The kilns are built on a gravel base that is four feet deep, and consists of packed #1 and #2 stone. Below are some images in this early stage of construction.
|Due to the amount of dead weight of the chimney, I poured a concrete base.|
|Concrete block base with HardieBacker cement board; laying out of chimney.|
|Lay-out the down-draft floor and walls, and chimney|
|Showing front of down-draft and it's exit flues in back.|
|Configuration of exit flues for tunnel kiln.|