Last winter I wrote a blog about the Schwedenfakel. My neighbor, Wilson, was kind enough to make one for me to test it out as a cold weather campfire. So when the temperatures finally came down below 90 degrees around here, I started thinking how nice it would be to have another when the evenings cool off. This time, I asked for a larger, lower version of the cut log. I envisioned a campground or lake front cottage with a “party fakel” for roasting hotdogs, boiling lobsters, or just keeping the gnats away. My sister, Zanne is in town along with a friend so we fired up the “fakel” to test it out. I was interested in burn time – about 3 hours before a gentle rain sent us indoors and extinguished the flames. Though we didn’t cook on it, the self-contained heat and flames certainly would have worked for most cook-out menus. The bonus after it burned down was a lovely rustic table. I power-washed the soot and turned it upside down. Perfect patio accent complete with a hole in the middle for a plant!