This is another project that has been sitting in the barn for 5 years. Found on the property, partially disassemnbled, it nonetheless seemed to have a ll its major parts. I didn't know it was a Franklin stove until someone happened to remark on it. I was excited because an original Franklin in good shape has some value. I was disappoointed to learn that this one is not an antique, but part of a flood of Asian reproductions that flooded the market in the 1970s and 80s during the energy crunch.
|Parts. Some painted others cleaned and waiting.|
|Like the original "Mayflower" design that this is patterned after it improbably rests on 3 feet.|
I assembled it in the driveway for its test firing (needed to cure the paint).
Now dissassembly, transport and final install in Portland. Of course, there is the patio and pergola to build first.