With the mortaring of the last brick, the Company kitchen wall is now one for the history books.
The wall stands ~6′ 11″ high, and will serve as the hearth and cooking area. A wall oven will be built into the right corner, with a raised hearth to its left, more or less centered on the wall.
We’ll be laying the block for those next week. The hearth will be done for Muster. To the left of the hearth is a salt niche, that will get some final touch-up grinding.
The outsides still need to be cleaned; we’ll be using mortar acid cleaner to get the haze off.
Elsewhere on the site, the sawhorses are still frisky, with one of the small ones’ having delusions of grandeur.
The next work weekend will entail setting the hearth and oven slabs onto the block supports, layout of the rest of the kitchen and more site clean-up and prep. Also, building corrals for the sawhorses.