Before I go any further, here's a little sketch of the ground floor of the kitchen wing. It's not to scale, but shows the relative placement of features.
I've planned the fireplace/oven wall of the kitchen so that I will add 2" depth of wood in which the fireplace and oven openings have been cut. David made those cuts earlier today on the band saw. The fireplace will need a brick back and two cob irons. The ovens will need to be built into the sawn gap as per Brian Long's instructions.
With the hotplate top just about finished, I'll be able to construct that inner wall; one reason I made the hotplate first!
Tiddles wants to make the circular staircase all by herself, so she'll be in charge of that. I found instructions varying from the terminally vague to the over elaborate, so we'll have to fake our way through it!
One Year Later! - Well, "Hello, Everyone!" I am so sorry for the terribly long absence - a whole year! So much has been happening over the past 12 months so lets cut to the ...
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