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Cheeky cheeks

It is remarkable things one learns when doing construction and restoration project. This is how I learned today that sides of the insert, which will contain tiles, are called "cheeks". Go figure. This is what our cheeks will look like:
One of the reasons the insert has been on back order for 6 months are these tiles. They are historic reproduction, much like the insert itself. However, these are hand painted. It turned out that we would have actually had to wait another 3 months for these, but our contractor, Mark Schaub from Chimney Savers, actually had a set in his storage. So, we are using these, which are about 20 years old. And, I hope, all the better for it.


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