I am in the process of building a 24' X 24' family room w/ the corner center piece being a new wood stove. I have many things to do but one of them is to build the hearth, wall behind stove and mantle. I am envisionsing a hearth abotu 12" high covered with slate. I am planning to use the peel and stick stone (thinking field stone look) and about a 12" mantle. I wanted to get this thread started to start getting ideas, concerns and do's and don'ts. I am planning on running the dbl. wall interior piping (6") straight up from stove to the vaulted ceiling and out the roof - one straight shot. By the way, I am not installing due to County Code - Bylers in Dover is doing install and that is also where I am buying the stove. Some questions: -Should I build the type of back wall with an air space? Seems like more work then nessesary if all my clearancess are good. Why not just do peel and stick stone right to dry wall (or what ever materail I need) to studs. -When building Hearth how much over hang/front ledge do you all like in front of your stove. My stove will be angled in the corner. Hearth will be square in corner with front cut off at same angle as stove - facing room. -Should I plan to install the fresh air feature on the stove? I'll have more questions later but this is enough to get some feedback. Thanks for eveyrones ideas, opinions and advice. BTW -the stove will have a bottom and rear heat shield.