I set the base of the stove on "furniture cups" to protect the carpet.
The Finished Project
I used a small lamp with a dim bulb to let the stove act as a decorative lamp stand.
The stove is a deep black and I couldn't get the details to show in this photo.
The hardest part after moving the heavy sections of the stove was inserting four screws and nuts to prevent it from shaking. Finding the right sizes and reaching into the stove made it difficult. But now I'm finished.
I washed the small parts in the sink.
I like the flower and vertical design.
Here's something I didn't notice before I started cleaning.
"Union Manufacturing Boyertown, PA"
Next I'll have to buy furniture cups to protect the carpet from the heavy cast iron stove. Then put the stove back together in the basement den.
A few quotes about nothing. I tend to plan to be always doing something. Feeling guilty about wasting time or missing out has a lot to do with it.
When I do spend time without specific plans I enjoy it. Maybe setting aside more time to just exist would be good.
I could not download the video. The only way was to link to Facebook.
If you're not signed into Facebook you may get this screen.
But you can check off "Not Now".
It's about 10 minutes long.
Here's the link to the video.
(47) Tiny Buddha - It's here: Tiny Buddha Productions' first short...
I took the stove apart so I could give it a final cleaning before using it as a decoration for our basement den. This also makes it easier to move. Made of solid cast iron it's very heavy!
From the embossed letters and numbers:
From memories of my childhood in Brooklyn, we used it to burn coal. It probably also burns wood. Whenever we moved I made sure to take the stove with me. It looks like a work of art.
The special black paint I used on it decades ago is still holding up, no rust, only dust!
I love the flower decoration on each corner and the trim design along the bottom ridge.
Ash Door Slide
All the parts easily move and fit, just like new!
We're still waiting for another chair and we need to find a coffee table.
It looks much better than a bare basement concrete floor. The folded carpet is what was left over. Lynette said you can bind the edges to use it as an area rug. Next the TV and furniture will be delivered but not until after Thanksgiving.
Here some heavy slate pieces are holding down the wooden trim until the glue dries.
Today was a busy day; waiting for the carpet, taking the trash to the dump, calling Visa, calling the repair service for our microwave. Thank goodness it's still under warranty.
I walked around the park and treated myself to an ice cream cone, piece of apple pie and a large ice tea at McDonald's. The portions of pie and ice cream are small.
It's very comfortable with its padded handle and stable enough to stand on its own, But it will easily tip over if pushed.
Here's a cane/seat:
A folding cane might be nice:
But will it stay open?
This must be a joke.
This sword cane is real. Here's a video:
It's too deadly for me.
I also found a stun gun cane and a blow dart cane. Who knows what else is out there!
I think I'll stick with my old trusty off set, cushioned handle, tripod tip cane.