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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

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  •  Top Down Fire

            Flowers and Water, Not Your Average Wood Stove

            Blue Water Lily

             Water lilies grow in all climates, all over the world, from tropical to temperate. And, just as the water lily can survive in the rugged terrain of Northern Canada and Alaska, our Ideal Steel Hybrid Wood Stove will enable you to survive the cold when the harsh winter weather arrives in your neighborhood.
            Water Lily Center and Side Burners

            So, we figured since the Water Lily is July’s birth flower, symbolizing enlightenment, strength, and toughness, it just naturally belongs on our Ideal Steel Hybrid Wood Stove.  This makes the Water Lily the obvious choice for our July Ideal Steel Hybrid Steal of the Month. 

            Water Lily Side Medallion 
            Like the Water Lily is strong, so too is our Ideal Steel Hybrid Wood Stove.  Strong, robust, and industrious, while maintaining low emissions for a cleaner environment, the Ideal Steel Hybrid Wood Stove exemplifies the Woodstock Soapstone Company’s standard of excellence.

            Take advantage of our July Steal of the Month, and appreciate the warmth of our Ideal Steel Hybrid Wood Stove, while enjoying the beauty of the hardy water lily.
            Water Lily Andirons

            Saturday, June 4, 2016

            Summer is Here and the “Livin’ is Easy”

            We have entered into the sixth month of our calendar year – half way through 2016!  June is here, and we are thrilled, what’s not to love about Summer Solstice? 

            Ideal Steal Swan Andirons
            June brings summer, weddings, and celebration.  Named after Juno, the Goddess of Marriage
            and Protector of Women, June also brings us beauty and grace.   Here at Woodstock Soapstone, 
            we want to celebrate Juno by enhancing our Ideal Steal Steel of the Month with swans, the symbol of beauty, grace, and love. 

            Ideal Steal Swan Side Medallion
            Our swans capture the essence of love with their heart shaped silhouettes and romantic profiles.  However, while graceful in movement, swans are known for their strength and determination when protecting their mate and their young. This is why we chose these birds to grace our Ideal Steal Woodstoves.  Not only clean burning with EPA emissions at 1.04 grams/hr (per EPA tests), our Ideal Steal Woodstoves will protect you all winter against the ruthless chill of winter weather.  The Ideal Steal burns at a BTU output rate of 13,017-60,530/hr (per EPA tests).

            Ideal Steal Swan Burners

            Don’t wait for the ease of summer living to end before garnering your protection against winter’s ferocious wrath.  Take advantage of our Ideal Steal Steel of the Month special pricing, and grace your home with our beautiful swans.  This special pricing is only good for the month of June! 
            Ideal Steal Swan Hanger
            Ideal Steal Swan Tools

            Friday, June 3, 2016

            Oops! Our Apologies...

            Oops!  We must apologize.  Our website was recently hacked, and many of our valued customers may have received undesirable results when accessing or searching our site on Memorial Day, and the day after.  We like to think of ourselves as “hot” but perhaps not in the manner that was depicted during the hacking. 

            The situation is back under control, and we sincerely hope you will continue to visit us, either on the internet, on the telephone, or in person. 

            If you are unable to visit in person, do check back soon for an update on the next Absolute Steel Hybrid Woodstoves that are in production.  We are fabricating the Foursquare and Prairie Wheat models now; we are anticipating they will be ready for shipping soon – perhaps as soon as next week!

            Absolute Steel Prairie Wheat

            It is a busy time here at the Woodstock Soapstone Company, the Great Plain and Simple Prairie are up next, we are predicting they will be ready in the next few weeks. 

            Friday, May 6, 2016

            Take a Tour of the Absolute Steel Hybrid

            Absolute Steel - Charcoal & Brown
            Our new Absolute Steel Hybrid Stove is shipping, and we think now is a good time to give you a tour of what is going on - both inside, and outside.

            Absolute Steel - Soapstone Lined Firebox
            The Absolute Steel Hybrid has a firebox that is completely lined with soapstone.  The stove has a large ash grate in the center of the floor of  the firebox. There are diagonal slots in the grate to make it easy to slide an ash rake across the surface.  

            The firebox is 19” inches deep, from the soapstone inside the loading door, to the soapstone wall opposite the door.
            the firebox.

            Two removable andirons sit behind the front window.  They extend up above the firebrick 8” to 9” inches.  The front soapstone liner is tapered to direct the air-wash down into the coal bed.

            Absolute Steel Decorative Front Panel
            Moving along to the outside, the decorative front panel on the Absolute Steel Hybrid is held in place by a thick trim band (see picture).  The top has a complementary design on every model except the “Great Plain” (hence the name).  We will post additional color combinations shortly.     
            Absolute Steel Top (Wildwood Model)

            The metallic brown detail on a charcoal base is one combination we are particularly fond of.

            Like her brother, the Ideal Steel Hybrid, the Absolute Steel Hybrid has a bypass damper that “interlocks” with the side loading door.  You have to open the bypass before you can open the loading door.

            The loading door is completely lined with soapstone, so it feels like a bank vault door (strong and sturdy), and, more importantly, it makes the entire firebox completely lined in soapstone.  This lining helps to maintain high temperatures and insure complete combustion.   
            Absolute Steel Loading Door

            The first of many Absolute Steel Hybrid stoves has shipped today, it is an exciting time here at the factory.  Stay tuned for more pictures, more information, and more excitement!

            Thursday, May 5, 2016

            Absolute Steel Hybrid is in Production!

            We have been anxiously anticipating the first day of production on our Absolute Steel Hybrid Stove, the stoves that are going into the homes of our customers.  And, it's here!!  The welders are very busy creating an amazing hybrid stove that will heat your home with emissions of 0.5 gm/hr.

            Welder Creating an Absolute Steel Stove
            We have been waiting for the U.L. Listing Labels, they have arrived - just today.  We are printing the Bills of Lading, scheduling the shipping and getting ready to crate the Woodstock Soapstone Absolute Steel Hybrid Stoves.  It is a flurry of activity around here.

            The first stoves to ship will be the Wildwood Model, with the doors on the right side.  We are expecting the Wildwood Model with the doors on the left side to ship in a few weeks.

            Wildwood Right-Side Door

            The steel has been fashioned into the stove boxes, the artwork has been cut.  The andirons are lined up and ready to go.  Stoves are getting painted and hybrid combustion chambers are getting installed.

            Absolute Steel Stove Body Boxes

            If you are in our area, please stop in and take a tour of the factory!  We are open Monday thru Saturday, 9:00 to 5:00.  We would love to show you all of the activity that is going on.

            Absolute Steel Andirons

            Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Us - Ideal Steel Steal of the Month

            May is upon us, and we are in a celebratory mood here at the Woodstock Soapstone Company.  May brings us, among other holidays, Cinco de Mayo.  Our Ideal Steel Steal of the month honors our Southern Neighbors who are commemorating a military victory over France, which happened on May 5, 1862.  “This was a real David versus Goliath situation that inspired Mexicans at home and in the U.S.” (NBC News) 

            To show our appreciation of the Mexican culture, we have created artwork comprising a collection of ancient Mexican themes, including; Incan, Aztec and Mayan imagery.

            Aztec Sun CUL016 - Click to Enlarge

            Get the benefit of great savings, and join us in our celebration of Cinco de Mayo, by purchasing our Ideal Steal of the Month.  You can enjoy looking at this beautiful artwork on your Woodstock Soapstone Ideal Steel Stove.  Don’t delay; this special event pricing will not last long.  This special pricing ends at the end of the month of May.   

            I want a metallic brown stove with black accents to show-off the Mexican theme of this collection. What colors will you be choosing?