Decorating the wall behind a wood burning stove.

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There is a heat shield and stove is about 12 inches from the wall.
q decorating the wall behind a wood burning stove
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  • Mogie Mogie on Nov 23, 2017
    We have two wood stove. Why would you want to decorate behind that is isn't visible? Just do a nice paint job (not white).

  • Sharon Sharon on Nov 23, 2017
    Is that wood stove up against dry wall? I've never seen one so close to the wall and that's the tinyest heat shield I've seen, and furniture looks pretty close...... http://nasdonline.org/1248/d001052/wood-stove-installation-and-operation.html
    My neighbor's chair combusted and she had to roll it out the door on fire.... be careful.
    I've had wood stoves for over 60 years, and I wouldn't feel comfortable burning that thing as installed.

  • Joy30150932 Joy30150932 on Nov 23, 2017
    Some put tiles in behind.

  • DesertRose DesertRose on Nov 23, 2017
    Most states and safety require fire proof wall behind a wood burning stove. Some people use rock or brick walling, if it is 18 inches or closer be sure to put up fire proof walling. It can be decorative too. Our family friend did such for a second part time job and made one wall for my folks with some rocks/bricks sticking out a couple inches for them to set non combustible decorations on them. They set petrified wood or metal profiles of elk and moose behind the stove on the stone/brick wall.

  • Tammy Racine Tammy Racine on Nov 23, 2017
    I have hung cast iron skillets and dried herb bundles on the back wall behind my fireplace. You could also hang wooden pizza boards as well and above the fireplace / woodstove you could hang some wooden baskets and more dried herbs such as lavender bundles. Just make sure they don't come into contact with the stove or the pipes.

  • Alex Thompson Alex Thompson on Nov 23, 2017
    I would use tiles. Floor tiles 8", 10" or 12" work great with a wide range of textures and colours but if you are willing to spend a little more and get a nicer design, guarry tile is better. NOTE: Install the tiles in warm weather when not using the stove as the glues and grout dry better at room temperatures.

    • P-s31732455 P-s31732455 on Nov 25, 2017
      This is what I hoped to do. Just wanted to see if anyone had done this. I check all the pinterest sites and have seen some ideas. I'm just really bad at decorating.

  • Barb Barb on Nov 24, 2017
    Paint that wall another color as a focal point then add two long pictures one one each side of the stove this way your eye will not just focus on that stove.

    • P-s31732455 P-s31732455 on Nov 25, 2017
      I do have 2 pictures but I think they need to be the same size or at least coordinate with each other. I don't decorate well.

  • Barb Barb on Nov 25, 2017
    Yes the same size would complement that look your try to achieve 😊📌