Not that good of a picture I guess as I tried to get the stove in the picture too to show how close the wood is to the stove. I was not going to light a fire this morning even though it is 32 outdoors but the ornery one said to go ahead lest she get chilled. Just getting out of hospital, she needs to be comfortable so I lit a fire. I had already turned the draft down because the flue temperature had reached 450 degrees so the setting is on 2 (half way. I don't know if it is half closed or half opened). But anyway, it shows that we can just slide the door open, grab some wood and put it into the stove. She had wanted sliding glass doors and a small porch there for many, many moons so this year she finally got it. I have to admit that I too like it.