Ok I'm back at it this year . We had another baby in June and I'm not sure if I've posted since then... Life got a little harder . Projects have ceased to commence really . I know a few people who might have warned me of this day
Anyways I think I've settled on a design for the space around the stove and to finally finish this area . Still debating on wether to use steel tubing or make a steel frame and fill with stones for the mantle pillars but I have the book case area sorted out . I even drew a scale drawing and made some prints . That's a lot farther than I was .
The Glenwood #6 is being a joy all over again this year and I took a full time job with a local saw mill that only mills hardwood so I have free wood for life ... But don't worry I only burn it in the fall and spring when temps are too warm in the day to waste coal.
I just picked up my coal for the winter .
It looks like blaschak is now pouring 50lbs bags and putting 50 bags on a skid for an even 2500lbs . Previously it was 60 40lbs bags to make 2400lbs . I'm still glad woodstoves unlimited sells this stuff still . I'm so afraid I'm gonna be told they stopped carrying it one year .
In fact I almost bought a dump truck earlier this year in hopes for making some coal runs on the future but I decided to wait on it .
Anyways I have the mantle already and I'm sure I've posted that here . It's an old floor beam from a local brewery that was over 100 years old and closed down a few years back . Made from heart pine which is the long leaf pine tree . I just need to cut it down and seal it . So I will be doing that the next few weeks .
I've still got a cook stove bug but haven't found the right one for sale yet or have the money at the moment but one day it will come .
I got this years threads to catch up on !
And just a refresher here is the current state :
Kodak (my dog) loves sleeping by this .
And for the record my almost 3 year old boy has done amazing with the stove . He learned it was hot and knows when it's being used or not . I was worried about it and was considering a gate around it all but doesn't seem to be necessary .