Bill - the mountains. I forget they are there sometimes but I did miss them when we lived in the east coast and in Texas though.
John, funny you should ask about the granite. My wife was so nervous when they brought in that big piece that goes over the bar area. It took 5 guys to lift and mount that thing and they said it is 1000 lbs!
Anywho, when they took the measurements for the granite, they measure out the area for the oven landing before it was built up (in it's present state). With their original measurements, they had it leveled with the counter space so they cut out a corner piece from the left side to make it fit into the counter! After they showed up and saw that the landing area had been raised oh 5 inches or so, the landing had a damn corner cut out! Well this granite is called supreme gold and is kinda rare and we can't get anymore of it at this time. It only shows up every now and then, so we are told.
Luckily, they were able to shave off that corner, move the landing over to center it and recut the arch in the center. The landing piece still hangs over the veneer rock but just a wee bit on both sides but all is well. I almost had a dang heartattacK!
So there is your granite story.
Yes, I'm so glad I didn't have to do the project all by myself. Watching 4 guys cut and trim the stone pieces and fitting them together made me realize it would have taken me ages to complete the project. I'll stick to what I know and that's not construction.
David, we are lucky to have the space in the backyard for this ODK. To make it spacious and still achieve a sense of balance in the yard. I was also very please to have a lot of counter space for my Primo ceramic grill/smoker to the right of the WFO.