Cubic Mini CUB Wood Stove Review: For Cabins, RVs, Tiny Homes, And Schoolies

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The Cubic Cub Mini Wood Stove is one of the smallest wood stoves in the world.

It’s the little brother of the Cubic Grizzy Mini Wood Stove and is designed for the smallest of living spaces, including tiny homes, RVs, mobile homes, boats, and small cabins.

The Cubic CUB (for sale on Cubic Wood Stoves here) is suitable for heating spaces under 200 square feet (approx. 20 square meters), so it’s for the littlest of homes.

Cubic CUB Mini Wood Stove

CUB Cubic Mini Wood Stove

  • Cubic Mini's smallest mini stove
  • Output: 6000 – 14,000 BTU
  • Dimensions: 11″ w x 12″ h x 10.5″ d
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GRIZZLY Cubic Mini Wood Stove

  • Cubic Mini's largest mini stove
  • Output: 8,000-18,000 BTU
  • Dimensions: 13” W x 15” H x 12” D
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Dwarf Mini Wood Stove

  • High quality stove for tiny homes, RVs, etc
  • Output: 75,00 - 20,000 BTU (across all sizes)
  • Dimensions: 17" H X 10.25"W X 8.5" D (smallest)
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Cubic Mini Wood Stoves are well known and popular in the realm of tiny, mini, and small wood stoves.

That’s because their products are well produced, easy to install, efficient, useful, and affordable. And let’s not forget that they look really good too!

The size can be deceptive because they’re often much smaller than you even realize – especially the CUB mini wood stove. It really is tiny. 

Dimensions are 11″ wide x 12″ high x 10.5″ deep (27.94 cm x 30.48 cm x 26.67 cm). The rail can be removed from the top giving you a small cooktop of about 5 x 11 inches.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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When some people see the mini CUB wood stove they really think it’s a joke. For those who haven’t come across a wood burner of this size, it seems ridiculous. I can understand!

However, despite its micro size, it’s a super useful and helpful appliance so long as your space is under 200 square feet.

Mini CUB Stove Specs And Features

cub cubic mini wood stove dimensions

The Cubic Grizzy and the Cubic CUB mini wood stoves are basically the same, the CUB is just smaller.

CUB mini wood stove specs:

  • Dimensions: 11″ w x 12″ h x 10.5″ d
  • 6000 – 14,000 BTU output
  • 1.75 – 4.1 KWh
  • 3/16″ laser cut steel top plate
  • 1/8″ laser-cut steel body
  • 1/2″ thick firebrick insulation
  • 3/16″ thick self-cleaning glass
  • Model #CB-1008

CUB features:

  • Brass plated coil handles
  • Easy to install and operate
  • Eco-friendly
  • Lower emissions due to its secondary combustion system
  • Safer than a diesel or propane cook stove
  • helps reduce humidity in cabins
  • Easy to remove the top rail
  • Damper controls

It’s recommended to use well-seasoned and dry hardwoods as fuel for this wood stove.

You will have an extra hard time getting wet or green wood to burn in this small burner.

It’s hard enough in an ordinary size wood stove, but even harder in these types. Also, you won’t be getting as much heat of burn time out of inappropriate wood, so it’s just not worth trying.

The CUB needs to have a 20″ clearance space around it unless you are using proper shielding and mounting – this will reduce the required clearance to only 3″.

What Else Do You Need?

cubic mini CUB flue system

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When buying a CUB mini wood stove, remember that you will need to factor in the cost of all the other bits and pieces.

Besides the stove itself, you will also need:

  • Flue system – flue pipe, insulated pipe, and exit kit
  • Heat shields – for sides, back, and flue
  • Mounting – for floor or wall
  • Woodstove tools – poker, ash shovel, chimney sweep

You also need to make sure you have a good supply of fresh air, especially in confined spaces.

The fire can consume a lot of it and Cubic has systems designed to bring fresh air in from outside to supply the fire.

So while the price of the stove isn’t all that much, it starts to add up once you’ve got everything you need added to your cart.

However, if you take a look on YouTube, you’ll find that many people have found cheaper ways of creating their own heat shields and things like that.

CUB Wood Stove Review

This CUB wood stove review comes from the Hay Woods and Wetlands YouTube channel.

I haven’t found any real negative reviews, and if you take a look at all the Cubic CUB wood stove reviews on their site (here), you’ll see they’re overwhelmingly positive.

Pros:

  • Awesome for small spaces
  • Great heat output for such a mini stove
  • Well designed and constructed
  • Durable and long-lasting
  • Easy to get replacements parts
  • Easy to install and use
  • Good airflow and draw

Cons:

  • You need to prepare very small pieces of firewood
  • Not good for anything beyond 200 square feet
  • Will need to be stoked up and fed wood often

Cubic Cub Alternatives

cubic cub mini wood stove review

The three best alternatives to the CUB are:

  1. Cubic Grizzly – it’s still small but it’s the next size up at 13″ w x 15″ h x 12″ d (view here)
  2. Dwarf 3kw wood stove – for under 300 square feet with an output of 7500 – 11500 BTUs (view here)
  3. Dickinson Solid Fuel Heater – affordable option at 7.88” W x 15.63” H x 10” D and 8000 BTUs (view here)

Or see the Dwarf Tiny Stoves compared with the Cubic mini stoves.

The best option for you is really going to depend on the size of your space and your total budget for wood stove and installation.

CUB Cubic Mini Wood Stove

The CUB Cubic Mini Wood Stove is an excellent little wood-burning stove for tiny spaces and will serve you well if it meets your requirements.

There are a lot of resources to help you install and use it, including plenty of YouTube videos showing how to do it step-by-step. If in doubt, always call in a professional to get the job done correctly and avoid any insurance problems.

Let us know if you have any questions down below, and check out these fire pit ideas for the outside of your small home.

And, if you’re in the set-up stage for your RV, see this post on the best RV mattress – get the right one, couple it with the perfect wood stove, and you’ll be sleeping like a baby!

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