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Joined: Apr 25, 2017
From: Ozark Underwater Cliffs
|Posted: 2017-10-12 11:18 am  Permalink|
We've been super busy lately, so I just have a small update for now. We managed to tile the sunken seating area floor, and pour a small raised hearth in the center. We purchased a tiny wood stove that will go in the middle. It is very small - they call it the "Pipsqueak" - so it will be more for ambience than anything else, but should make the screened-in area more comfortable on slightly chilly days.
First, we put down some tile backer board:
Next up, framing the raised hearth area:
Here is the brown-toned mortar in the frame:
And with the frame removed! I could definitely use more practice in mortar work, but it will work...
Here are the tiles we settled on. Again, more of a MCM feel that reminds me of the Polynesian Resort or something. I got these tiles for SUPER cheap marked down by the clearance rack at Lowes: