I will be installing a NEW "Old Fashioned" style wood stove in a cabin very soon. The type with the removable plates on top and it can be used for cooking, just like grand ma used to use. No fancy add on's to this baby. No blower, thermostat or internal catalytic combustion chamber. Just chunk a log in the front door, the smoke goes out the pipe.
My cabin is a "Log Cabin" with the external walls constructed out of Landscape timbers that are stacked and is approximately 550 sq. ft. I plan on placing the stove in a corner. I plan on placing 2 x 4's, flat side against exterior walls, place some type of insulation in the framing, place cement board over that and some type of roofing metal on top of all that. I'M NOT WANTING ANY FIRES.
I'm wanting to know: What type of insulation should I use? Or am I going over thinking this project? The metal is also going to be used as a part of the decor and be used to display antique cast iron cookware. But I'm wanting to protect the wood wall.
Any idea's, anyone? :confused: