There’s a Fireplace store in town, so we decided to check it out.  The specs for the fireplace box will be necessary information to include in our design.

Fire Box

Fire Box

Not much thought was required when we saw the options.  We prefer the model on the right for a slightly larger viewing area.  This is a 38″ hearth.

There were other options available, such as high efficiency fireplaces, or wood burning stoves.  Another option is of course gas burning fireplace – but our neighborhood does not have a gas line run to it.

We aren’t purchasing the hearth at this time, but it is doubtful we will deviate far from this model.