We have been slowly building a hearth for our wood stove while it is down. Getting closer with the base welded up. The floor of the heart is elevated above the regular floor and a heavy porcelain tile laid. The walls are field stone veneer starting on concrete board attached to the walls. The veneer in held in place with heavy tile thin set mortar. Tedious. We laid out the stoned before hand to get them to fit together. Like a puzzle that never fits together. Then, once on the wall the joints needs filled with pointing mortar. The first shot at this yielded a red clay colored mortar which I had to chisel out and start over since we were trying for buff. Did I mention that it was tedious?
|Finished. Or at least the stone work is finished.|
|A birthday blast under grey and cold skies.|
|The sun came out for soccer though.|
|A little more gold before it disappeared.|
|Bring back the Brick!|
|I drink good coffee and I vote.|
|A rusted electrical box or art. All about perspective.|