I purchased a pellet stove for the old farm house and have been doing the renovation with porcelain tile work and changing the back wall but first I had to remove the old bookcase. This was more work than one would have thought at first look. The bookcase had to be jacked out of the recess in the floor.

 

Floor/hearth layout after the bookcase was removed. Fire code approved board was put down after removal of carpet and floor levelling.