its really a beautiful stove. i love the soapstone and cast iron contrast. really looks nice. you are going to really love the stove. P.S. It is extremely heavy, use your brain and ingenuity more than your back. i moved mine with one other guy, a flatbed dolly/truck thingy, and a ramp i built to bring it up porch steps. worked well, but for real, this stove is a beast. but all that weight pays off in efficiency and heat retention. Im a big fan of thermal mass, and this stove has it!!