Saturday, December 2, 2017

Brick Oven: Glass and Tile

I made some glass tiles for the corners of the oven.

Alan chose some beautiful Mexican terra-cotta tile to go onto the floor of the wood store and around the base. He cut them all up on the tile saw and managed to get some of them attached before the weather window closed again for the winter.

Somewhere in here we got the base painted, too, in a dark orange color. And the wooden surround of the shelf was stained in a dark brown wood preserver coating.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Brick Oven: Stucco and Paint

Well, it only took two years to get a suitable weather window, but we finally got the stucco onto the dome. Yay, no more tarp!

First up was the base coat of regular stucco.

Then Alan finished it with a coat of fine stucco.

I used our 3D printer to make a set of stamps, and printed stamp shapes into the dome :-)

Next up was some paint. We chose colors to match the house, so we have a light straw beige for the dome itself.