Man Made DIY


Jan 23, 2014

How to: Make a Swedish Flame

Swedish Flame DIY

What's a Swedish flame? Something you can buy at IKEA? No sir.    

Ok, so I definitely had no clue such a thing existed, but according to Comfy Home Decor, a Swedish flame is nothing but a single log that has been cut through the middle, and lit to create a cool bonfire and cooking surface.

Is it safe? I dunno, but I'm guessing since it's Scandinavian, they know a thing or two about battling cold and darkness.

To make your own you need a log, a chainsaw, perhaps a bit of flammable fuel, and a safe, open space.

If this idea indeed works, then it's the best invention ever since you don't need a whole stack of wood to keep it going. I think this is the perfect excuse to get out there (even with the polar vortex) and make a bonfire with friends. Who's gonna bring the marshmallows?

To make your own, follow this easy tutorial on Comfy Home Decor 

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I tried it one time. It's a cool way to have a nice small fire. I use a piece of red oak about 15 to 18 inches around. It was kinda hard getting started at first but once it started it lasted about a hour or so.

Fun Times.... 

I'm not sure why Anonymous thinks cigarette butts all over the planet is okay.  Cigarettes cause any number of health problems, and those of us who do not smoke (ew) don't really want to look at the refuse of those of you who do.  Field strip that sh1t and throw them away later, if you must, but quit polluting the planet with yoru nonsense.

Has anyone tried this yet? Looks amazing!
If you can't see a picture if a ciggarette butt without feeling sick, I would suggest that it's maybe you with the problem?
That's neat.. Love sitting around a fire but that looks quick and easy. Is there a wood that's preferred for this method? Will try for sure..

Blech on all the cigarette butts surrounding the base of the log in this photo.  Great idea, though, will try.

They sell these at my local Meijer store. Pre-cut and they comes with a starter.

Soo awesome. "Is it safe? I dunno." Hahah great.

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