Sunday, February 22, 2009
Woodstove Fence - Complete and Installed
The fence for the woodstove is finally finished! Yes!
Here's a shot showing the hinged gate section in the open position. This will allow us to easily add wood to the stove or clean out the ashes. It was also the biggest headache of the whole project.
This view gives you an idea how the fence integrates with the rest of the living room. One of my design challenges was to build a piece that was structurally strong enough to do its job, but fine enough to not feel overly "chunky". I am pretty happy with the balance I achieved. The fence is visually delicate enough to feel like it belongs, and at the same time suprisingly stiff.
The fence passing its first real test! (And yes, Teague beat me - he started walking a few weeks ago...)
And finally, here's a shot of the total tool kit used - as always all hand tools: