For anyone who has ever fished in a clear stream, you are aware that trout always look bigger underwater. What appears to be a lunker might end up a respectable, but slightly disappointing, pan-sized dinner for one. The same is true of the Internet. Especially when size matters. Ever shopped for houses or apartments online? Realtors have mastered a modern day tromp l’oeil technique, making spaces appear vast in marketing photographs.
With this in mind I present my cute, but diminutive wood stove recently purchased online.
This screenprint offers inconclusive evidence of the size of the stove. Of course, I did do more research regarding its dimensions but was not quite prepared for the reality – this stove puts the “tiny” in house.
Before you get the sense that I have buyers remorse, fear not. This smallish stove simply requires a change in my installation plans. It will generate 13 – 15,000 btu’s, enough to heat 320 square feet, and will fit very well in the space allotted. I just have to elevate it a bit.
I do not relish the prospect of leaning way down to load the stove with wood, so this cupboard will elevate the stove and provide a handy storage area for tiny logs.
Remember those two leftover doors whose location and use I could not recall? They will now finish this wood box and provide access to load and unload fuel.
Meanwhile, the bed frame gets finished.