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Pictures of wood stoves in alcoves

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by BrianN, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. BrianN

    BrianN Burning Hunk

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    Okay, it is almost that time. Where it is warm enough outside, and I can start tearing out the old insert and build an alcove for my new (not yet decided brand, and bought) wood stove.
    I have an idea in mind on what I want to do to build this alcove, and some what of what it is going to look like. I am wondering if any of you have pictures of your wood stove in an alcove that you can post here so that I can show the wife.
    Thanks in advance, and, once the work starts, I will try to keep an updated thread here with the work being done.

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  2. Jon1270

    Jon1270 Minister of Fire

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    Before, during project, and after- Jotul Oslo which sits about 1/4 of the way into the alcove. Works and looks great.
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    tickbitty Minister of Fire

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    Wow, that's beautiful!
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    Stax Minister of Fire

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    Great work Flusher. Nice job.
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    Thanks a lot. The photo makes the inside of the alcove look a little pink, but it is not its light brown. What a huge difference between the old ZC fireplace with its loud fan and almost no heat, and the nice quite, warm, and beautiful Oslo. This is one of my favorite projects in this house.
  7. realstihl

    realstihl Feeling the Heat

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    I personally wouldn't put one way back into an alcove unless there was space problems. If I could do mine over the alcove would be shallower and wider. Sometimes it's a pain to get back there if needed plus I think more heat would radiate into room. Something to think about.
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  8. BrianN

    BrianN Burning Hunk

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    Thanks flusher. That is exactly what I am looking for. Trying to get some ideas for my project that I will be starting as soon as it warms up.
  9. ernie

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    Here is an alcove. Its full masonry and real stone. I have three halogen lights in the ceiling of it.

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  11. Joful

    Joful Minister of Fire

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    When does it cease to become a fireplace, and start to become an alcove, or vise versa?

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    Wow, I like your place more and more, after every picture you show. Darned nice place.
  13. Dakotas Dad

    Dakotas Dad Minister of Fire

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    We built our "alcove" to try to mimic an old craftsman style fireplace, with a stove in it.

    Still haven't gotten the mantel mounted.. but it looks like this:

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    better pictures and build info in my sigline link..
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    That looks absolutely lovely, like the choice of colours very much.
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  17. BrianN

    BrianN Burning Hunk

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    Wow, getting full of ideas now. Thanks.
    I have a wall that is 10' long and 2' deep where the stove will be going. Can't wait to get it started, well, actually finished, and get some real heat in this house next year.
  18. Billybonfire

    Billybonfire Feeling the Heat

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    Hi Brian,
    here is our stove in the old fireplace at Christmas.

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    Billy.
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  19. Machria

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    Wow, I love every one of those, georgious!

    Flusher17, I really love that wood on yoru walls and floor as well. Really nice. One quesitons, what is in the room behind the stove? In the one pic (during construction), you can see thru the framing and see into another room. I'm wondering why you didn't leave it open on both sides, so you got heat from it in that room also... ?

    Anyway, here is my suedo alcove. Not really an alcove per definition, but kinda like and looks like one. Note the custom made matching soapstone clock!

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    webby3650 Master of Fire

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    Nice! Is that soapstone tile?
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    Machria Minister of Fire

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    Thanks. No, it is Polished Slate tile. Same "ugly" slate stones that goes on your backyard walkway across the grass type stuff... but they polish it. Makes it looks completely different. Pretty cool stuff.

    I have to say, after looking at these posts again, we alcove freestander install folks win all the looks awards! These are some beauty's! the only thing I like better than these are the big large wood and stone fireplace insert installs like Scotty did. But the down fall to those are they are inserts and not freestanders. ;)
  22. Pallet Pete

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    Billy that one is still my favorite !

    Pete
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  23. Billybonfire

    Billybonfire Feeling the Heat

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    Thanks Pete, great having a real fire at Christmas, something homely and comforting about it.
    I really like some of the stoves you have in the US, particularly the big inserts and the Soapstone stoves :cool:.

    Billy.
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    Hi Brian, here's what we did, looks like your at least starting with an insert, ours was an old ZC piece of crap. We did everything except pull the old liner out. The fireplace guy did that from the top of the chimney.

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    Great progression sodbuster. Can you add your stove to your signature line?

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