Prep-Work

Although Jacob and I have been away on our belated honeymoon to Oregon, there was a lot that got done while we were gone (thank you dad and tile guys!)… but that will be revealed later. For now, some of the work we got done before our adventure!

During my time at home, I’ve been doing as much prep work as I can for the various projects we are working on. One of the things I’ve been preparing for installation is the wood stove area. Because the wood stove will generate a ton of heat, the first thing I had to do (after building the base) was put up cement backer board.

starting layer 1

starting layer 1

layer 1 complete

layer 1 complete

cement backer board spacers in

cement backer board spacers in

Jacob and I wanted to make sure the wood stove took up as little space as possible, so in order to halve the distance between the wall and the stove I put in cement backer board spaces (to create an air gap) and then another layer of the cement board on top. Now that this is done, we are ready to put the finish work in the wood stove area! All we need to do is decide what tile to get.

Another thing done to further prepare the installation? I basically had nothing to do with this one, but my dad and Jacob cut a square hole in our beautiful painted, dry-walled ceiling to accommodate the interior portion of the stove’s chimney.

the hole

the hole

There’s still some more work for us to do to get the stove installed involving the roof, so hopefully we will tackle that soon and get it done!

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