|This is a burner from an old gas stove, scrounged from a
You know what they say about
about one man's trash.
|I made a box with plywood and 1-1/2" furring
lumber. I poured in my my white portland cement and sand mix and rodded it off flush.
| This black sand is called "black beauty". It is a slag
I mixed in some in because I thought it looks cool.
|After my block set up for a couple of hours I beat my burner into the mix. I tied a stick on so Icould pull it back out.|
|Voila. I troweled the block and neatened it up
a little. This is upside down. I turned the "feet" of
my design down to create the illusion of supporting weight.
|Scaffold cam shows setting the block in place.
We drilled a hole in the back, drove a nail in the
chimney, and hung it like a picture. We put a portland cement and sand mix using pure flex con instead of water in the mortar behind and stuck it on the chimney. Left over mortar is packed around the sides for more support.