Saturday, May 30, 2009

The install continues...

We used the wood stove all winter and it was fantastic AND efficient to heat the house. But, we noticed that the area around the hearth was certainly getting more than it's share of abuse. I was worried that stacking the wood (sometimes wet) would scratch the floor and affect the finish.

Mike came up with the idea for a few courses of stone around the hearth, to protect the floor. We did notice times where sparks would fly out. We thought it was a great idea for both looks and safety.

Then, we decided to bring the stone all the way to the front door and to the landing at the bottom of the stairs. Again, that area was constantly getting wet from all the people (and dogs...) it seemed a perfect solution! What do you think???

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