2.25.2014

One Room Challenge: The Shed -Fire

And we have lift-off, I'm mean, completion.
Welcome back to the final installment of the One Room Challenge linking party, the ORC Now, where any miscreants can repent their DIY sins and actually finish their projects. No more sneaky photoshop cropping and creative photo angles! 

Last we left off, the rest of the shed was looking pretty rocking. 

But the wood stove was looking pretty janky. In fact, it wasn't working. It didn't draw very well and smoked up the shed unless the door was closed. It needed some reengineering. 

So here are the technical details: Ethan and I replaced the 4" chimney pipe for 5". We also changed the angle of the pipe bend from 90 degrees to 45 (hello ellipse calculator).  Both of these things improved the draw of the stove significantly. And now I'm glad to say it is working perfectly.

You might also spy that I also added a radiator to the space under the desk. It's one of those oil radiators that are very safe and give off an even, low level heat. It is good for warming up the space for early morning business calls when building a fire isn't practical. It does suck energy like nobody's business though so we use it minimally.

You can see more photos of the shed here, as well as a link to all the weeks leading up to completion. I'd like to thank Linda again for hosting this link up and all the people who dropped in and left such nice comments. This project has been my most popular post to date and boy was it a blast. I look forward to seeing everyone back at it for the next ORC in April.

15 comments:

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

I love this space and all the light in there! I'd love it for an artist's studio! The cozy fire looks awesome. xo Nancy

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

I am still so envious of this private space. It is so nice to read how you are really using it. I did not enjoy my home enough, and soon we will be leaving it. That stove looks toasty good. Thanks for linking up!

mrs. V | Chez V said...

This space is just so flippin inspiring. Would kill for a private spot like this to create. Congrats on the functional stove. Don't ya just love reverse engineering?!

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

I loved the cozy look before and now I bet it is cozy and toasty warm on chilly days.

StagerLinda said...

I could get lost (and very creative) in that cozy space.

Vel Criste said...

Your shed was one of the most unique ORC rooms and I love it before and love it still! Glad you made that upgrade on the wood stove Caitlin!

Laetitia said...

you almost miss the snow outback to make it even perfect ! :) i guess the rain will do for today !

Now open a nice bottle of wine and enjoy your space is sublime !

Traci Hutton said...

Looks even better...amazing space!

Kim said...

I absolutely love this shed/office ... how creative and useful and to have your own spot to go to! I hope you enjoy every minute in it!! xo

Caroline Nolazco said...

I love how cozy it looks! I can picture myself in that chair with a warm cup of coffee. On a nursing side point that I can't help but ask... do you have a carbon monoxide alarm in there? I'm not familiar with those stoves but it seems like it couldn't hurt.

Great job!

Caroline Nolazco said...

I love how cozy it looks! I can picture myself in that chair with a warm cup of coffee. On a nursing side point that I can't help but ask... do you have a carbon monoxide alarm in there? I'm not familiar with those stoves but it seems like it couldn't hurt.

Great job!

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Amazing place! What a cozy look.
Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

C a i t l i n said...

Caroline, you are so right about the carbon monoxide alarm and I have one! It plugs into the wall and has a battery backup. Thank you for asking, this could be a tragedy waiting to happen if people aren't made generally aware of these things. -Caitlin

C a i t l i n said...

I know! SO much rain today but I guess we need it. Shed does need to be enjoyed with a glass of wine because so far it's been only a homework and work call hub for my son and husband. -Caitlin

willowinteriors said...

I still think its a disservice to call this space a shed!!! It's an absolute oasis! I absolutely LOVE this space and every little detail in it. The working stove is icing on the cake!