Monday, July 11th, 2011:
We installed one of the last components in our cooking area today: a stainless steel splash guard and heat shield.
Our friend Eddie Cler, of Paul’s Machine and Weld, designed and built this small piece to fit in behind our two-burner propane stove.
Our motivation for this addition is two-fold-
First, we felt that the burners of the stove were awfully close to the knotty pine wall and we worried about the potential fire hazard.
Second, we intend to cook. A lot. There are many pasta dishes in our tiny future, and the thought of scrubbing tomato sauce (splatter is inevitable!) off of walls so carefully constructed makes us cringe a bit.
With the stainless steel guard in place, we were able to finish the counter and window trim, leading us closer and closer to a finished kitchen!
Our continuous appreciation and thanks go out to Eddie Cler for all of the help and support throughout this project!