In this particular project, the clients opted to have their architect design the container. Here is my first rendering of the heater designed by Martin Johannessen of Harmoni Designs:
|Red Sandstone combined with Soapstone.|
Though this photo makes the heater look like it is almost all red sandstone, the fact is that the soapstone, which covers all the horizontal bench surfaces and is shown to the right of the firebox door, wraps all the way around the back and even the left side (it is barely visible in the shaded left side of this rendering). In actuality, most of the lower half of this heater is soapstone. On the other hand, most of the upper half of the heater is red sandstone.
As the rendering portrays, this heater goes all the way to the ceiling. In fact, part of the heater will continue on the next floor in the form of a heated sitting area. Also not visible is that on the opposite side of the heater is a baking chamber. This masonry stove will have a white oven on the reverse side..
Check back later for photos of this project in progress. It is scheduled for construction in March.