rberq wrote: lowfog01 wrote:
I may just keep them as a display. As long as they don't fall on my toes they can sit on the hearth for a while.
They will make a good conversation piece.
That's a handsome heat shield behind the stove. Can you tell me how it was constructed? I see there's a space at bottom for air circulation -- space behind it, too? What is the backing for the tile? (I assume it IS tile?) Is it built-in or removable?
It's movable but it would be a pain. There are a lot of screws. DK designed it from ideas he got off the internet. It's made of 1 inch cement board covered with tin ceiling tiles.
The cement board is held from the wall by 2 inch metal nipples, creating a space through which the heat is dispersed. He recessed the screws so the tiles fit flat. Notice the shield doesn't go all the way to the floor; that's to maximize air flow. The sides and top are open, too. DK did bend the tiles to sort of cap the edges. The county code inspector barely glanced at it.
We lived with the cement board for over a year before deciding to go with the ceiling tiles. I also looking at skinny bricks that matched the hearth. The tin tile was easier to work with - no mortar - and comes in a variety of designs. It was also very affordable which was the driving factor. I painted it because the unpainted tiles created a glare.
Bottom line - it was easy, the material was less expensive and looked nice and the county blessed it so we could place the stove 18' from the wall. Lisa