A wood stove is a great way to heat up a room or an outdoor area. However, many stoves needs a strong base. The easiest option is a base made from a concrete board. While that sounds like a hard job, it can be done in several easy steps.
- Skill level:
Things you need
- Power drill with concrete boring tips
- Concrete board
- 2 drywall screws
- Tile, brick or slate
- Wood trim
Use a piece of chalk or pencil to measure the area where the base will be placed. Remember a wood stove area should be at least 18 inches in the front and back of the stove and at least 12 inches on either side.
Use the power drill to bore four holes into the concrete at the corner spots that were measured around the base.
Screw a layer of plywood the size of your marked area into the floor using the pre-drilled holes. Sink the screws below the plywood surface.
Cut a piece of concrete board to fit the space, and screw it into the plywood with 2-inch drywall screws.
Install a layer of wood that you want to serve as the base over the concrete.
Tips and warnings
- The final layer can be glued or nailed into place.
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