but I'd rather have it burning a down a building for me. Has anybody ever made a barrel stove out of the VZ kit, BUT modified the barrel by making it shorter? I think it would be fun to have the barrel be about half of the length so it was smaller. This will, of course, be my primary source of heat in my baby's bedroom and I'll only use kiln dried pine lumber for fuel. seriously, though, the new shed will need a source of heat, right? It's 12x20 and will be divided into two parts. one 12x12 and the other 12x8. I'm pretty sure I could cook meat from across the room if I installed a full barrel stove in the 8x12 room, so I'm just kicking around ideas for now.