Start of the brick facing. The brick will be later covered with stone/stucco.
Ferris mixing mortar for the brick work.
Brick work progressing.
Facing is complete. The main fire box door is installed.
Laying out the heated bench. Flue gases move through the bench to heat it up.
Bench fire bricks are mortared in place.
Tricky connection of the bench with the chimney.
Bench top is placed.
Chimney damper is mortared in place.
Mary Lou is testing out the bench.
Stone top for the bench is installed.
Udo is laying out the stones for the heater front.
Stones are being mortared in place.
More stucco work.
Close up of fiberglass mesh embedded in the stucco.
Finished bench (back of the heater).
Udo is putting on the final bit of stucco on the front of the heater.