Here’s what I’ve been working on. It’s almost done, I couldn’t wait to show it off. Basically the last task is to elevate the woodstove an inch and we’re done. I plan on using some nice, decorative bricks, centering it up, and we’re good to go.
What’s going on in this picture? We’ve got the hearth pad under the stove (tile + type X drywall), then behind the stove we’ve got wallshields, which are cement board with steel standoffs. The steel is 1 5/8ths thick, the wallboard is quarter inch, so we’ve got almost two inches of shielded area behind the stove. The bottom and top get an inch gap which prevents my walls from catching on fire, and we’re set.
All it needs is those one inch tiles to pretty it up and we’re in business.
Tomorrow is my foray into woodburning, wooo!