The Bijuga model is a robust CorTen steel outdoor stove. The striking timeless design combines tight lines and surfaces with industrial accents.
The sheet material is folded out on the connecting seams and all bolts and nuts are visible. The hardwood merbau parts (knobs and push-bar) not only provide beautiful details but are also very practical for operation because they do not get too hot. The 2-wheel version with a push-bar on the rear can easily be moved. The emblem on the hood is a symbol for the collaboration with Atelier Rene Knip, the designer of this stove.
Design Studio Rene Knip
The design is from Atelier Rene Knip. Rene has a distinctive view on stoves. The user and the function of the fireplace are central.
His designs have a distinct design and are characterized by balanced proportions in size, a beautiful look and the use of high quality materials and beautiful details.
What does CorTen steel mean?
COR-rosion resistance : corrosion resistance
TEN-sile strength : tensile strength
It has been developed by US Steel with the aim of creating weatherproof steel. It is a metal alloy consisting of iron to which copper, silicon, nickel and chromium have been added.
CorTen steel properties
Characteristic of CorTenstaal is the brown-orange rust color and the long lifespan.
Through the addition of the other metals to the iron, CorTen steel develops a solid layer of rust, the oxide skin, which shields the deeper material from oxygen. In contrast to ordinary steel, corrosion is not a wear, but rather a protection of the steel.
The solid rust layer that has to develop will, depending on the weather, take 2 to 6 months. After this, the CorTen no longer delivers rust (water).
Faster start-up of the rust process
Accelerating and allowing to rust more evenly is possible with a salt or acid solution.
For salt, kitchen salt works fine and for acid can be thought of vinegar. Mix this with water in a plant spray and inject the product.
Benefits of CorTen steel
• beautiful appearance and gets a warm rust color
• very durable (lasts about 10 times longer than ordinary steel)
• very strong material (similar to stainless steel)
• does not need to be treated
• it is 100% recyclable