Saturday, 21 September 2013

Over the last week I've been lime plastering the walls of the living room and around the old stone sink which now looks like some sort of sacrificial altar. With my limited plastering skills, not sure they could even be considered skills, I think I did alright.

With the weather turning colder I thought it would be a good idea to get the old wood burner into it's final position. The day I was about to cement up the plinth for the poele a bois, the folks arrived to see how things were progressing, my Father suggested I put the poele at an angle facing into the room. I think this is a good idea, so I extended the concrete to accommodate it. Using an old stone fire place that I'd acquired from some friends, with a few modifications I made the plinth. Very pleased with it. Taking the flue out the other window in the corner means that it goes up the back wall and is no longer visible from the garden.

 The various blocks and beams I needed to move the poele into place, these things are cast iron and extremely heavy.

 I still need to finish the top of the plinth, unfortunately I don't have enough of the tiles to cover it so will have to find an alternative, or may stand the actual poele a bois on a steel plate and tile around that.

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