To light a wood burning stove we recommend that you put two normal-sized logs at the bottom and then build on with smaller pieces of finely chopped wood above. Then you place the kindling in the center of the wood and light.
After the fire has been lit you can leave the door open with a small gap until the smaller logs have taken off and the flame has a good spread. When the visible flame has disappeared, it is time to put in new firewood.
Always open the door carefully to allow the stove to equalize pressure before opening the door completely. If you wanna find specific firing instructions for your Contura stove, you will find them here.