Thursday

Heat Shield


Besides painting, I love working with steel. This is a 10' tall heat shield I made to protect the wall directly behind the Jotul wood stove in the living room. Besides being very functional, I wanted it to have a cool degree of interest in its design. I'll always remember working on this project. I was half way through cutting, and welding outside on a sunny morning when that fateful news came over the radio on September 11.

4 comments:

dberube-art said...

Very Impressive.
I also love how your dog knows exactly where to be. ;0)

John Ackerson said...

Thanks for commenting again dberube. The acid-stained, and otherwise hard, and cool-to-the-touch concrete floor soaks up the heat from the woodstove, and at times, near the end of the day I'll flop down there and enjoy the warmth myself. Strangely, with the the heated embedded in the concrete, the floor actually feels like a soft, and much more forgiving surface.

Tami said...

I was feeling pretty good about the wood stove heat shield we put in our home until I saw this one. Incredible - kudos!

Rusty Hoe said...

Just stumbled across your blog and had to comment on your fire shield. It's amazing. I love the lines, the colour, all of it really. Fabulous work. :)