Testimonials

Russian Fireplaces & Albie Barden Mentioned in Yankee Magazine

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Late one evening over the holidays, I received a call from a nice woman from Massachusetts who had read about us in Yankee Magazine. She was enamored with the concept of heating her small cottage with a Russian fireplace. It would be the heart of her small 800 square foot rustic retreat in the Berkshires. It was a pleasant conversation, and a ...

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An Uncommon Man and his Uncommon Heater

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Six years ago, a young and inspired environmental artist, Jeff Clapp, traveled to Nepal on a mission to clean up the trash left behind by the mountaineers of Mount Everest. When Jeff embarked on this journey, he wasn’t aware that it would soon change the course of his life.

Like the old saying goes, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure,” Jeff returned home with empty ...

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Mary Jane and her Copper Oven

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When I think about wineries, I picture rolling hills off the coast of California, buff colored landscapes dotted with rich green trees and tufts of wind swept grass, and row upon row of vines as far as the eye can see, against a backdrop of vibrant peach colored sunsets. Growing up in New England surrounded by thick pines and rocky coastlines, it never occurred to me that a similar landscape could be found in just a day’s drive.

Mary Jane and ...

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A Masonry Heater, Cook Stove & Bake Oven Testimonial

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It’s a cool rainy March day at the end of the first Maine winter using our wood burning masonry heater/cook stove.

Overall, the operation exceeded expectations. Our primary consideration was for a clean, efficient way to heat with wood. We have enjoyed heating and cooking with wood for almost 30 years using traditional wood stoves. The masonry heater/cook stove ...

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Guest Blog by Le Panyol Dealer, Larry Beaumont

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The following post is from one of our Le Panyol wood-fired oven dealers and partners, Larry Beaumont of Beaumont Stoneworks, in Duluth, Minnesota. We’d like to welcome Beaumont Stoneworks as a trained dealer and contractor for installing Le Panyol wood-fired ovens for residential and commercial projects in Minnesota and Northern Wisconsin…

Dear Maine Wood Heat Readers:

Minnesotans have always cherished having a warm hearth to gather around and we’re seeing a strong resurgence of natural stone combined with an ...

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Soapstone Fireplace Ignites Holiday Spirits

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In September of 2008, Maine Wood Heat promised to install a Castleton soapstone masonry fireplace in a Brunswick, Maine home before Christmas after selling the stove at the 08 Common Ground Fair.

Our client was Jeff Clapp, artist, wood turner, designer, environmentalist, and entrepreneur. He handed me a little three-inch square box and a brochure with his order. The plain brown card box held a clear plastic Christmas tree ornament. The ornament was ...

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Why a Wood Fired Oven

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…and not gas or electric?

Here at Maine Wood Heat Co., we were recently asked “What’s the difference between using a Le Panyol wood fired oven and a gas or electric oven?” It’s a valid question, we’d like to share our thoughts and welcome yours.

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The Art of Artisan Baking…

For us, having and using a wood fired oven can be a way of life. The intimate ...

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Le Panyol Restaurant Profile: Harvest & Heart, Saratoga Springs, NY

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Harvest & Hearth owners Pete and Gina Michelin purchased their Le Panyol Model 120 wood fired pizza oven from us last summer.  Pete actually made the drive from New York to Central Maine to pick up what was to become the centerpiece of his restaurant, and it was wonderful to get to meet such a nice client in person.

Following the visit we didn’t hear ...

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A Masonry Heater Testimonial.

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Dear Albie and Cheryl,

wood burning masonry heaterHere are a couple photos of our heater. Karen and I had it built to your customized plans in 1995. It has performed wonderfully over all of these years. At first it was our only means of heating our 2016 sq. ft. super insulated, passive solar house. Two cords of wood heated our house ...

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Maine Wood Heat Masonry Heaters Save the Day.

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There’s a been a rash of severe weather in the Northeast as of late. Snow, ice, gale fore winds, power outages and general weather craziness seem to have become the norm. The good news is that as soon as the phone and power turns back on after a storm, nice notes from our clients start showing up!

Take this lovely letter from an ...

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