freetown fred wrote:The brick sounds real good, but don't get to focused on ONE idea--God knows what you'll see/find at that salvage yard.
Good I'm not the only one on the coal forum at dawn
Ok so I've been to almost all architectural salvage yard in Richmond so I have a good idea what they have right now ... But... You're right I think my idea lights go on overload at the salvage yard. Last time I went to buy the second WM for parts and came back with it and a cook stove
I like your flag stone suggestion. So that and the boiler brick idea . I already have the mantle for above the stove . It's a huge section of beam out of the Richbrau brewery here in Richmond VA . It shut down do to te economy after over 100 yers of brewing
. It was sad because I grew up going to that brewery . Many many good nights . The Good news is my company was contracted to put all te rails and stair cases in when they renovated the building for a cubical farm ... Yea what a great fate for a amazing historical building ...
So the owner of my company was given all the beam sections that they cut out for the staircase . I, The sweet talker that I am,
bugged the owner into giving me a section . You're thinking , what's the big deal with a big chunk of old wood... It's Heart Pine! Beautiful heart pine!
This isn't my photo but I have one of these beams .
I have heart pine floors on the second floor of my house and it's just so beautiful and red ! Hard as crap to nail into though!
I did a drawing of what I wanted the area to look like last year. I'll see if I can dig that up.
I was also thinking of trying to get a richbrau logo or something to put on it. My idea with most of my house is to use salvaged material from Richmond historical buildings and sites.