Wood stove, completed

by brae  

I finished up the wood stove, and I am ecstatic about how it turned out!  :D  When I last wrote about it, I had cut the stove pipe and primed the pieces.

I sanded the pieces once the primer was dry and sprayed them Krylon Satin Almond.  I sanded once between the final color coats as well.  I didn't go with high gloss since that often looks unrealistic in mini.

I cut a piece of acrylic sheet to fit the front opening.

This fits using only tension, but I didn't want to risk it coming loose.  I cut a larger piece of acrylic to fit behind this piece.

It is held in place with two pieces of black mat board glued inside.

I then glued the door in place, added a round head pin for the bottom tray latch and fashioned a knob from a jewelry finding and flat head pin.  While I was painting, the delicate parts of the door grille broke.  I cut part of the design away to salvage the piece.  It still looks like a planned design.  Crisis averted!  The stove pipe has a pin in the bottom that holds it in place on the stove.  It's a little crooked here since there's nothing to hold it straight.

As a reminder, here is my inspiration piece from Charnwood.

Inside the Studio, I glued in the brick hearth and trimmed it with 1/16" x 1/16" bass wood.  I was able to add in the surrounding baseboards as well.

Here is my inspiration from hearth.com showing a partial brick wall.

I fed the flickering LEDs into the stove and then into the resin fire.  I put on the lid and set the stove in place.  The stove pipe fits against the ceiling and holds the stove in place with tension alone.  This is good in case I ever need to take it back out.  :]

And, here it is!  Love!  As much as I love red stoves, I'm so glad I went with the almond.

The firewood under the stove is one of my favorite details.

Looks cozy inside.  :D


Comment from: April [Visitor]
Good save on the window snap, whew! Yep, you'd never know if you didn't read the post. I know it's not real but the last two pics make it hard to believe.
04/15/13 @ 21:14
Comment from: Blondie [Visitor]
I want to snuggle up in front of it!
04/15/13 @ 21:18
Comment from: Patrick [Visitor]
Hi Brae, Another challenge completed ! This is a very realistic woodstove! Hard to say which is which on the picture as April said. I love the wood logs beneath it too :) Congratulations, Patrick
04/15/13 @ 21:32
Comment from: 12Create [Visitor]
Brae the wood stove looks fantastic. So realistic and it definitely looks great with the logs underneath it.
04/15/13 @ 21:59
Comment from: My wee life [Visitor]
That is stunning and looks so real :)
04/15/13 @ 23:53
Comment from: Mona [Visitor]
Great work! Yours are nice than the real stoves. Mona
04/16/13 @ 00:41
Comment from: 1717mk [Visitor]
Fantastic fireplace! I love pictures, beautiful effect! Magda
04/16/13 @ 03:23
Comment from: Keli [Visitor]
04/16/13 @ 04:06
Comment from: Tony [Visitor]
Hi Brae, a beautiful piece and one that fits in perfectly with everything else,the finish is superb. Tony
04/16/13 @ 05:54
Comment from: Kathi [Visitor]
You've done it! Absolutely perfect, as usual! Love the last photo! Looks so cozy! :D
04/16/13 @ 06:07
Comment from: rosanna [Visitor]
You never fail to make stunning pieces !!! Fabulous!!
04/16/13 @ 06:28
Comment from: pepper [Visitor]  
No wonder you're ecstatic. It's bloody brilliant!. The paintwork looks like the enamel coating you get on real stoves. LOVE IT!!
04/16/13 @ 08:59
Wow, that stove looks so real! It is always a pleasure to see what you have created. Cheers, Iris
04/16/13 @ 10:13
Comment from: Lyssa [Visitor]
Oh it looks great, Pea!!! Just what you wanted. A perfect fit for your cozy studio. I can feel the warmth while the artist creates!
04/16/13 @ 11:32
Comment from: Kristine [Visitor]
Wow! The stove looks lovely! I've enjoyed watching it all come together. I especially like the almond colour you choose. So warm and cozy!
04/16/13 @ 12:04
Comment from: Lynn [Visitor]
Perfection - of course! You know, whenever I happen to have one of your pictures up on my computer at work it ALWAYS fools anyone that looks at it. They think it's 'real-life' stuff. I then have to show them your blog to convince them that it's all miniature! That...I think is the ultimate compliment!
04/16/13 @ 13:44
Comment from: Idske [Visitor]
It's lovely, almond is definitely the right color! I prefer your version to the inspiration ones and it is absolutely perfect in the artist's studio!
04/16/13 @ 15:11
Comment from: Lucille [Visitor]
Dear Brae! Brilliant is all I can say. You're a genius. Sometimes I had to look twice to see if it was the real thing or yours. The finish on it is stunning! You are such an inspiration!
04/16/13 @ 16:37
Comment from: Mandy [Visitor]
Wauw the colors and the overall look blend so well together it looks amazing! You have made me officially fall in love with your blog all over again!
04/16/13 @ 16:46
Comment from: brae [Member]
Thanks so much!!! :>>
04/16/13 @ 19:18
Comment from: Monique [Visitor]
I can totally understand why you're so ecstatic, you should be with such an amazing result!! I love it a lot and agree totally the almond colour is beautiful.
04/17/13 @ 03:27
Comment from: Josje [Visitor]
LOVE it! Really well done Brea. Between all the photos of the real ones, you can't even tell there is a miniature one in there. I would rather like this one for my real house too!
04/17/13 @ 05:36
Comment from: brae [Member]
Thank you!!! :D
04/17/13 @ 23:41
Comment from: Phuong light [Visitor]
It is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing and teaching us.
09/18/15 @ 20:34

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