Posts tagged: Shell Cottage

Heat Shielding for the Cottage Wood Stove

By , January 11, 2019

After we incorporated homemade heat shielding into our water heater install (see An Alarming Debut) we turned our attention to another problem on the homestead: the wood stove in the cottage.

We’ve made fires in the cottage wood stove for years without thinking much about the stove’s proximity to the adjacent wall. I confess, we installed a new stove in place of an older one, matching the proximity to the wall, and didn’t worry much about the difference.

wall damaged by wood stove heat

Before: We obviously had a problem. Note: holes in wall come from the toredo worm wood used as decorative paneling (Photo: Sarah A. Zeiger).

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To Remake a Bed

By , November 14, 2017

While I have been staying over at the cottage for several months now, it’s been more like camping, because I’ve slept on the guest mattress that’s lived over there for many years.

At the end of October, we changed that. We dismantled my homemade bed frame from the cabin for reuse in the cottage.

hauling bed pieces to cottage

Dad and I disassembled the bed and hauled the frame pieces to the cottage (Photo: Michelle L. Zeiger).

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