Favorite fireplaces

Adios Pantalones Posted By Adios Pantalones, Oct 17, 2012 at 9:58 AM

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    Could you actually use it or is it just a decoration??
     
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    They're all functional. It's the hearth and surround around the bricks, so it doesn't get super hot. I plan on making interesting hearth tile and surrounds- this stuff is really inspiring to me
     
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    Not my taste, but very artistic. The third one is somewhat ArtDeco, you think?
     
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    Ya, these would only fly in a specific setting. The third one is pretty art deco- I was actually reminded of "Metropolis", or maybe Atlantis in the Bahamas
     
  6. ScotO

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    I'm the same as firebroad......I'm not crazy about the style. But that is some AMAZING artwork and talent that went into that stuff. I'd be interested in seeing you fire some of your own stuff, AP. I'm all about the "homemade" factor, and you've got that talent.

    I love the traditional hearths; colonial, federal, and even the mountain rustic ones. I'm building ours with natural stone and some hand-hewn barn beams, that project will commence in a couple of weeks. Hoping to have a fire in it by Thanksgiving......

    Here's some pics of the styles that I really like......ours will be a close mix between the first and last pictures. I threw the middle pic in because I really like that raised stone hearth in front of the fireplace...

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    Those are pretty artsy. Definitely takes a certain person to have those. The brackets under the mantel on the first picture are pretty cool, almost like lost roman stone carvings. All the pieces remind me of stained glass, making single pieces to bring the whole project together.

    I like craftsman-style. Symmetrical, orderly and crisp.

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    Hand made tile accents are my type of thing. Pinecones, acorns, and gingko leaves...

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    Inglenooks too.

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    Sorry for the picture ramblings.
     
  8. Stax

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    These 2 caught my eye.
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    Scotty- I like the first one, but the last one needed something. It was OK enough, but the stone looked a little too "fit" if you get me.

    The ones I posted were just unusual. The people that made them live where you don't need a fireplace- in Pensacola FL- where these would go quite well.
     
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    Jon- those are more like what I will do. They also have a wider audience
     
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    I love these too. Mostly for the tiles.
     
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    Riiiight - like you don't already have a skull design in your head.;);lol
     
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    What, you mean like a giant skull with a yawning maw full of fire? Nooo- not me :)
     
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    don't forget fire in the eyes and nose too. Now that would be cool in a castle/mansion setting, wouldn't it?
     
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    "Now appearing in a store near you - the Hades collection..."
     
  17. Got Wood

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    I prefer the stone look too. This is my fireplace....

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    Yes, I remember your fireplace well, as we talked last year about it. One of my faves on this site for sure! I should FINALLY have mine done in three weeks or so.....

    If not, I'm gonna be in BIG trouble!
     
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    I look forward to seeing it - good luck!
     
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    Howzabout taking the pinecone and gingko designs and making them into mugs? A raised texture pinecone mug would be way cool. If I could mind-meld that pinecone tile into a mug shape, I would be in coffee mug heaven. Shhh shhh shhh workin on it....
     
  21. Stax

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    GotWood...awesome. Simply awesome. Great job.
     
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    I saw this one tonight. Great for outdoor sports fans. How would you like to watch the next game in this setting?

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    I personally can't stand the tv over the fireplace. Am I the only one?
     
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    I'm somewhat ambiguous about the idea; Not sure I'd want the heat, but my tv faces the opposite wall, and I am torn between watching that movie I put on or watching those lovely flames. I do turn my chair around toward the insert when I am reading or listening to radio...
     
  25. Adios Pantalones

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    Over the fireplace would actually make a lot of sense in my livingroom, but I wouldn't want it there either.
     

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