HUGE cast iron grate?

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  1. Apr 24, 2008 #1

    Dustmuss

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    I am restoring the hardwood floors in a 1911 house...only problem is that there is a large hole (approx 2.5' by 2.5') in the middle of the floor (apparantly above where the old stove used to be). I would like to cover this with a decorative cast iron grate, but I can't find one large enough. Any ideas on where to buy this?? Thanks!

    (Well, I did find some big enough, but they cost over $500!)
     
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    CraigFL

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    I would fabricate a grate from rebar and steel that would look old...

    Find a weld shop near you.
     
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    I like the idea...but I've got quite a few other projects going on and I'm looking for something a little more quick and easy...and I'm not too crafty myself.
     
  4. Apr 25, 2008 #4

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    Welcome Dustmuss:
    I would look at some of the recycle stores. They have some very unusual stuff and get more every day.
    Glenn
     

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