A vintage wood stove can be used in a modern home, as long as the stove's body is sound and the cast iron is not cracked. People sometimes convert vintage stoves to gas or electric, combining the charm of the antique look with the convenience and efficiency of modernity.
Restored vintage wood stoves are increasing in popularity. Although modern people will use their restored vintage wood stoves for cooking, some choose to use them solely for decoration. Vintage wood stoves are sometimes transformed into functional pieces of furniture, such as coffee tables and night stands. Professional services are available to perform the transformations for you if you are unable to do them yourself.