Operation Raise the Woodstove is a wrap.
The crew was here all day Friday, Saturday, and Sunday,
measuring and sawing and lifting and fitting.
And to think at one point I contemplated maybe possibly
doing this project myself...NFW.
We used flagstone for the surface of the new platform and for the mantel.
It was beyond heavy.
We used something called "Easy Fit Savannah Ledgestone" on the walls.
There was nothing easy about it. Many of the pieces had to be mitered
to match the angles of the platform and the walls.
I couldn't be happier with the result.
Remember how it used to look? How sad.
I can't believe I didn't think of doing this years ago.
Now that's a hearth, and it feels like home.