Wood in lieu of Stone
In some cases and especially with the high quality of fireplaces in use today, the surrounding stack is
not limited to non-combustible materials. In this case, provide that the combustible material did not
exceed 1″ beyond the face of the fireplace, combustible materials could be used.
The end result was a very unique use of materials which brought age, color and weight into a somewhat
tight contemporary setting. If also provide immediate warmth into a colder basement climate. The end
result worked extremely well for these clients.