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Old 01-17-2012, 07:25 AM   #1
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Our basement remodel includes an existing storage box that the previous owner made of brick, presumably at the same time they installed the wood stove and face the corner of the basement walls with brick...

The box is made of brick, is 51" x 18" x about 24" deep (makes a halfway decent bench, actually), and has a wooden lid that hinges up. The problem is that it's only about 12" away from the corner of the wood stove. It can't be moved.

The wooden lid concerns me. If I were to fabricate a new non-combustible lid for it... any ideas on what I could use for a material?

I assume the previous owner intended it to be used as wood storage for the stove.

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If you could post a picture I believe you will get a lot of ideas---

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Our basement remodel includes an existing storage box that the previous owner made of brick, presumably at the same time they installed the wood stove and face the corner of the basement walls with brick...

The box is made of brick, is 51" x 18" x about 24" deep (makes a halfway decent bench, actually), and has a wooden lid that hinges up. The problem is that it's only about 12" away from the corner of the wood stove. It can't be moved.

The wooden lid concerns me. If I were to fabricate a new non-combustible lid for it... any ideas on what I could use for a material?

I assume the previous owner intended it to be used as wood storage for the stove.

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Look closely at the lid. On the end near the stove, is there evidence of overheating? Bubbled paint? 12" away from the wood stove seems awfully close, but maybe there is no problem.
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That is to close for me---12" from a wood burning stove---someone here will know the set back for combustibles---but I know it's more than 12"
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That is to close for me---12" from a wood burning stove---someone here will know the set back for combustibles---but I know it's more than 12"
Right. I can't imagine why they built it that close. They must have never built much of a fire in that stove.
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That's what I thought----Mine glows red every now and then---
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That's what I thought----Mine glows red every now and then---
Only red?

Back to the OP... I think he could put up some sort of heat shield, but I cannot see it being anything short of redneck. And I can think of several non-combustible materials he could use to build the lid, but none of them seem very feasible or attractive.
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Make the lid with Ipe. Class A fire rating, I think. Meaning it doesnt burn.
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Make the lid with Ipe. Class A fire rating, I think. Meaning it doesnt burn.
That's an interesting thought!!!
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OK, what's that stuff...?

Checking my google-fu...
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IPE is a hard wood used for deck building----Nice looking---hard and heavy---water tolerant--easily found at local suppliers,
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Wow, good idea! Never heard of that stuff before now... Class A fire rating, I like it!

I'm going to look into that for sure.

Oh, my mistake, the distance is actually about 19" to the closest part, not 12" Sorry. I have a feeling it's still too close, though.
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Better safe---Do check on the fire rating---
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Not sure is Durock tile backer is fire proof or not.

If it is you could Laminate 3 or 4 layers to make a sort of "plywood" from it. Rout the corners with a carbide router. Seal it or paint it. Another option I thought of would be to have a metal lid formed but, I would imagine at 12" it would get real hot.
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Oh, my mistake, the distance is actually about 19" to the closest part,
Ayuh,... Havin' lived around wood heat, most All my life,...

I think yer goin' Waayyy overboard, 'bout Nothin'.....

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