Nice to see someone else with the same stove as me! I really like it so far and the quality seems to be excellent compared to the junk made today that's at Tractor Supply and Home Depot, etc.
I have tried burning wood in it as I haven't gotten a coal delivery yet, and hate to keep a coal fire stoked when it hasn't been very cold during the day. This thing does seem to suck at burning wood. I cannot for the life of me get a decent wood fire going in this thing- it always just seems to smolder out. But with coal it's awesome and gives nuclear-reactor type heat.