Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving 2010: Woodstove



One year ago, we bought our house. We finished the second building (office, guest house, etc) and are living in that while we re-do the main house. Today we installed our woodstove in the main house. First steps were building the hearth from slate we found in the yard, and constructing an air tight metal face also from found aluminum sheeting. The stove is the same model we had in our other house. We loved it so much, the moment we saw it on craigslist, we grabbed it.

for the video geeks- this was made on a Panasonic GH-1 with a 20mm pancake lens. i am still learning how to use it and i didn't have my external mic on, so you hear the auto focus a bunch. next time it won't happen, i swear.

8 comments:

Jena said...

Awesome job, guys! Can't wait to visit and sit and stare at the fire!

Gurdonark said...

Although it's a commonplace expression, it's still a true expression--there's a quiet nobility in working by hand to make something like a wood stove work. When the smoke draws upward and comes out on top, then it's a real achievement. This video was a really good watch.

Batman Geek said...

How heavy was that stove?! Looking good guys..

Markus Sandy said...

That was fun! Love the 20m lens. Perfect closing shot and comment.

PaulD said...

Heating with wood is cool. Enjoy.

Raymond K. said...

There is a lot to like in this video. First of all, seeing Jay and Ryanne again. It is soo good to see the two of you build your life out there, settling in, not uprooting it seems.

There is that element of combination of homeliness and gritty work. That in fact sometimes the Home equals sweat, planning, and doing. Enjoying the fruit of your labor.

In the winter months, heat is golden. And that woodstove is surely a beauty. Hope you are well, take care and enjoy your weekend :)

kentbye said...

flippin' epic. Just watched your December '09 tour, and then this follow-up video of installing the stove. Pretty inspiring to see how much energy you've put into recreating those spaces. You definitely are able to see a lot of potential in the transformation. Beautifully shot as well with that camera. Wow. We're not nearly as ambitious with our remodeling initiative, but we are thinking about doing a lot of changes in one of our rooms, and seeing your progress gives us some inspiration.

kyle said...

so why did you guys stop? I just found your blog... think its pretty cool.. but nothing since turkey day. why?