About the Author
Skip Lau has been buying, selling and restoring old stoves for the past 18+ years. He currently has a shop in Santa Barbara, Ca. He first became interested in the wonderfully ornate, old cast iron wood burning stoves from the late 1800s when he lived in northern New Hampshire. After moving to Southern California his interests shifted to antique gas ranges (although he couldn't resist buying fifty old wood burners from a dairy farmer in Wisconsin and trucking them out here by U-Haul). He admits to being somewhat obsessive about old stoves and hangs on to more of them than he really should. He lives with his wife Christy and their dog Winston and has a new grandson Curtis.