I just realized after reading my “Wood Stove Restoration 1” piece that I may have overused exclamation points in my description. I apologize for the outpouring of enthusiasm but the fact is that wood stoves excite me. The idea of standing next to a warm, crackling fire inside while it’s cold/windy/rainy outside seems topnotch; especially after returning from an evening hunt.
The wood stove that I am currently restoring is going to go into the reading room as I stated in the prior post. It will be interesting to see how both stoves add to the spaces in which they are being used; they are vastly different in many ways. It’s the hope that the big double-banger barrel stove that is located in the run-in area will do the bulk of the heating for the run-in area as well as for the bunk room. The bunk room floor vents will hopefully assist in facilitating this process.
The reading room is a one story add-on to the original Blacksmith Shed structure that now contains the only access to the bunk room. This access is a small set of stairs. I doubt that the reading room woodstove will heat the bunk room. It should, however, provide a comfortable ambiance if one decides to retreat from the late night fatuities of the run-in area but wants to chill out for a bit prior to hitting the sack. Perhaps this room will become a place to enjoy a tall glass of bourbon and a few passages from a good book. It’s also been suggested that this room would be a good location to keep a hunting journal/guest log. However it works out, we are hoping that both stoves will share the commonality of being functional once I get this one reinstalled. Here are some pics of the paintwork on the reading room woodstove:
|I took the stove down to as many parts and pieces as I could without going crazy. The first few pieces closest to the camera lens have the final coat of paint while the ones farther back just have the rust converter applied.|
|This is the main body of the reading room woodstove. I have applied the rust converter and am allowing it to dry in the sunlight.|