I'm planning to install a wood stove in my small hunting shack in the spring and was wondering about some good ideas you've come up with for a home-made hearth, rather than spending the $60-400 on the commercial ones available at the stores. I've thought of maybe using fire bricks under/behind it, but that might end up costing as much as the cheaper pads.
What have you all done on the cheap? Pics welcome, of course!
Post by Jack of all Trapping on Jan 19, 2015 13:42:07 GMT -5
I used concrete board behind and under my Bakers Choice wood cookstove. I then used a bunch of discount tile from Home Depot over the board and cemented in. I did the same for my other woodstove, but used tile I purchased when in Mexico. A lot of color to it. Bright!! If I ever get this pic thing figured out I will post pics.
"WHERE THE DEER LEAP AND THE PANTHER CREEPS, WHERE THE TROUT LEAPS HIGH AT THE HOVERING FLY, AND THE EAGLE'S CRY BODES A TEMPEST NIGH, THIS IS MY HOME IN THE MOUNTAINS ALONE."
In case you haven't already installed that woodstove.
One time made a frame of 2x4's, on edge, plenty big enough so the wood wouldn't be too close to the heat. Lined the frame with visqueen & then filled it with gravel. Seen other setups where they used sand or just plain dirt instead.