Nothing major to report. Just a few trim pieces installed. The stove pedestal is done except for the copper heat shield on the wall behind it.
I bought some pine trim pieces (“L”-shaped corner guards) because the local lumber yard does not carry them in birch. I stained them twice so they wouldn’t be as light up next to the birch ply. It worked OK – not perfect.
Also, after doing a little on-line research, I decided to use Hardi-board to place behind the stove and flue to protect the wall and cabinet from heat. The stove will only generate 15,000 btu’s max. so 1/4″ backer board should do the trick. We’ll see.
I like finishing trim installation with brass screws despite two disadvantages – they are very soft and if I try to screw in too deep they shear and they are f-ing expensive. But they look good.