Ever since we bought this house we knew we were going to want to put in a wood stove. We bounced back and forth between different locations that we thought it would work, talked about waiting until we converted the garage into more living space. But finally concluded that we wanted one for this winter. It has already been so cold and electric heating is not the most efficient. Thanks to Ben and Liz for helping us get this done and get it done right away! You guys sure take a project and go with it!
It ended up being a 2 weekend process, the first weekend we put in the hearth. A nice porcelin tile. Of course there was a lot more too it then just laying tile.
Marking the floor for placement:
Scott ( was also a BIG help) and Paul removing carpet:
Measuring to be sure they are accurate.
Hard at work:
The little boys painting to stay busy and not be too much in the way:
Then some outside play:
Zander getting in on the action:
The little boys and grandma took all the seeds out of my pumpkins so I could bake them. Oh that was great!
Me mixing the adhesive for tile
All ready for grout:
The second weekend was the installation of the stove itself. Didn't get very many pictures of this process. But it pretty much consisted of cutting a hole in the ceiling and the roof, installing some pipe and attaching it to the stove. We ended up having a cute little bend in our pipe due to placement of the trusses in the attic.
Hole in Ceiling:
Completed and awaiting inspection:
The boys enjoying the first fire:
It has been soooooo nice enjoy the endless heat from the woodstove. So cozy and I love the smell of a wood burning fire.
Thank you again to Ben, Liz and Scott for all the extra help with this project!