After many many months of debates regarding codes with the county, big messes, three different stone guys, one tired-of-the-waiting-and-mess housewife, and one very detailed and hard-working honey...our wood-burning stove is finally installed (as of Dec 11th, 2010...I'm a little behind on some blogging) and usable - not that we have a stack of wood to burn, mind you...Tom's been cutting up 2x4's from the wall that we just knocked out between the two downstairs bedrooms when we've wanted a little more warmth. But it's done, yeah!!!!
Here's the entire process, as well as the final result:
I'm missing some key pictures of the stone being placed over the brick - per the county for our situation.