Wednesday, 4 March 2009
Neary done! Fireplace
Phew, at long last i'm nearly finished. Can you believe i've now been makign this fireplace for almost 3 months. Every time i sit this on my desk a new idea has come to mind and so back in its box its gone. Luckily for John and my hand burning disaster yeserday i can't work with clay and so he should have this in the post by the weekend.
It needs a little bit more coal added, then my secret formula to make the coals glow, a tidy up of the wood, a little bit more soot added and lastly the cauldron fixed in place on a chain.
You might have noticed its quite tall, this is because john wants the breast to go right to the top of his ceiling. So because of this i've made it slightly taller than needed so he can sand the top for a perfect fit.
If you're reading this john, then when you come to sand wrap a plastic bag with a whole in the top around the firplace leaving just the top showing and secure the bag in place with an elastic band. This will stop dust form your sanding sticking to the coals and filled cauldron.
Off now to have a tidy up and continue with the coals.