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Kim has planned extensively and worked hard on this project.  It has come quite a ways, taken a considerable amount of time (one wants to do these things right), and soon will be able to demonstrate its purpose.  I couldn’t wait until it was finished to post.  Stay tuned for future photos which will display the finished product in all its glory!  Here is a teaser!20170218_142437 20170218_142346 20170218_142339 20170218_142608

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20170218_14185720170218_14192820170218_14184220170218_142111Tin ceiling tiles finish the fireplace corner prior to wood elevator completion.  See the crack in the flooring?  That has been cut for the wood elevator!

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The fireplace warming bench now actually has a bench!  To come:  patch, color etching, floor edging and cleanup!

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Our first attempt at applying stucco to concrete block taught us a lot; a masonry trowel is not enough.  I don’t mind rustic, but this was more than I desired.  Answer:  darby and float!  Check out the 2nd floor fireplace finish.
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Kim researched, built and installed a battery backup system for a continual power supply so that the circulation of the fireplace radiant heat would continue in the event of an electrical outage.IMG_0741 IMG_0742

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