Here's a fun timelapse video of us building the fireplace surround. There aren't a lot of photos online (a few dozen maybe?) of freestanding fireplaces with nice big mantels and hearths surrounding them, so we had to be creative while respecting the necessary clearances for combustibles. We used Rockwool insulation, steel studs and concrete board [...]
A Pacific Energy Summit Classic pedestal wood-burning fireplace is installed to offset the propane heating bill. Heats the living room and attic beautifully, but it hasn’t been too cold yet to really give it a go.