Here's our galley as it was
|Works great, but it's a little high.
It worked fine, but Morgainne just about had to stand on her tip-toes to stir a tall pot, and I kept whacking my head on the vent hood trying to look down into stuff I was cooking. So on a beautiful fall day and in my right mind and everything, we attacked the galley hearth, disassembling the whole thing, removing the tiles, taking off the concrete board underlayment. . . .you get the idea.
|The Demo went better than I'd anticipated.
|Here's the new upper part of the Hearth, suitable for storage and catering stoves.
|Here's the new lower level, sans flashing. It dropped the stove some 11 inches.
|Heres' another view. We'll be putting on flashing and trim today,
But will be leaving the bottom open for a trash bin.
|Here's with some of the trim in place. Not bad, eh?
|Morgainne apparently approves!
All and all, as usual, it wasn't as awful a project as I'd feared. Does that make me more amenable to tackling other projects on which I've been procrastinating?
Not on your life.