I built a plinth for the stove, getting it up off the floor for easier use. I'm past the time in my life that I want to be on my knees stoking and cleaning a woodstove. So the pinth has worked out wonderfully. The problem lies in the amount of overlap I allowed for in front of the stove. It could use another 6 inches at least.
When everything else is finished on the house, I plan to go back and build those extra 6 inches.