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Posted By Adios Pantalones,
Oct 17, 2012 at 9:58 AM
Nope. I hate it too. I dont want to have to look up to watch TV. Gives you a neck cramp/
I just love a good old fashioned Colonial Cooking Hearth...
We talked about doing this at one house we had looked at, but really you need a gas fireplace that's more decorative than a wood version because of the heat-or so we've heard.
Ours is on the wall to the left of the stove, and up above it, but not as high up as it would end up being on a fireplace. I wanted both on the wall that faced the lake. My grandparents house had a fireplace on the inside wall, the tv on the side wall and the couch below a huge picture window. There wasn't a good spot in the whole place to sit and watch a movie while being able to see the fireplace and outside. I know it SOUNDS like you wouldn't do all three, but you do. We set up our living room so we can see outside, the stove, the TV and the Christmas tree from more than one seat in the room.
Here's mine. I like it.
AP. Nice, I like it. Do you have a hearth in your home?
Scotty. A buddy of mine has a new hearth in his living room with a wood burning fireplace. It is very efficient and puts a lot of heat outinto his room which has a cathedral type ceiling. It is always interesting to me to see fireplaces that you can not burn wood in. I wouldn't want one. I guess it is just a matter of what you like. A lot of people have the ones with the fake logs and burn natural gas in them.
Gas- this was a fireplace before I put in that insert. No other hearth in the house. I had thought to build my own hearth pad and put in a free standing stove, but it would intrude on the room space in a weird way that would be awkward
Adios...love it. That shot shows lots of character. Love the feel of your home.
Scotty...Love this one, Do agood job on your's and I will give you an all expenses paid trip to Clevland, OH to help redo mine!
I agree, Gas. I wouldn't want a "fake" fireplace either. The Napoleon NZ3000 I am installing in the living room is a woodburner, it's supposed to be highly efficient as well. It'll be interesting to see how it works out with those 12 and 13ft cathedral ceilings I just installed out there......I'll post a whole thread dedicated to that when the time comes....
This is the one that will closely resemble mine, albeit mine will be a ZC high efficiency. Got to Napoleon's site and look at the NZ3000. I personally love the look of that stove. We got the wrought iron optional front, it's gonna look great with that natural stone veneer.
I'd have to wear my Steelers jersey that day, we'd probably get shot walking around out there in Cleveland!
By long and far, my favorite hearth.....I have lots of utensils (all authentic) for the old cooking hearth, but no cooking hearth to put them by. I'll be hanging some of them beside the fireplace for decoration when I get it done.
We are lucky that our house still has the cooking hearth intact - though its post 1800 and hte firebox is pretty small. Might have been for an early iron stove. The ovens are the real deal however - but sadly I cant use them due to the metal liner.
Our other 2 fireplaces do get used though
Jeremy, I love your house! I know I've told ya before, but saying it again......
Scott...I grew up in Pittsburgh, so any Stiller gear is welcome here! Suprisingly, I see as many Steeler shirts and hats around here as I see Brownie apparel!
Feelings are mutual - I'm mucho impressed with the projects you tackle DIY.
Gonna look bada$$ Scotty. Ideas.
Love the floors!
Well thanks guys, I think thats the most likes I've ever got on a thread.
Any hearth'ers passing though the the western burbs of Boston are welcome to stop by and warm by the fire anytime....
And Scotty you gotta throw a big party when you finish the living room!
We plan on it.....hoping we can find a neutral place where we can do a GTG sometime this coming summer.
As for the invitation you gave out, I'm the same way.....any Hearth'ers out there coming through the area, give me a heads up and stop by. We're family here.....