We built it! Unfortunately, the first firing of our Coyote Kiln of Many Colors wasn't quite what we'd hoped, but as Jack Troy says, "there's a lot of good information there". (We overheard this comment from Jack at the Northwest Wood Fire Conference, and it really stuck with us.)
Our wood kiln obviously needs a few tweaks, but we had fun and learned a lot and can see from the ash distribution that our kiln will perform beautifully when we can actually get it to desired temperature! Here are a few of pictures from the construction and first firing.
We will be raising the shed roof (again), making our chimney taller, rebuilding our "Chunnel" (horizontal chimney tunnel), increasing the size of our flue, and insulating the front and back walls with fiber and cement board. Then we'll be golden! Stay tuned....
Ann Marie Cooper
Consumed by a love of clay.