outdoor fireplaces

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by bigviclbi, Jul 24, 2007.

  1. bigviclbi

    bigviclbi LawnSite Senior Member
    from nj
    Posts: 894

    I'd love some pics of outdoor fireplaces. Not pits, but real fireplaces. I am looking to install one of those prefab kits probably by firerock and I'd like to see what people have done with them. They look easy enough, I saw them at MAHTS and am itching to do one. Thanks!
     
  2. cedarcroft

    cedarcroft LawnSite Senior Member
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    We juist did one made by Fire Stone. we used cultured stone on 3 sides and stucco'd the back with dark mortar. we also used rockfaced bluestone on the mantle and hearth. came out nice but I feel like the surround is cheap. I will get some pics tomorrow and post here.
    the fire rock is nice from the pics I have seen. we have a kit sitting in the yard, just haven't built it yet.
    this is the one we just built, we bought it unfinished and did what I said above to it.
    http://www.firestonehp.com/surrounds.html
     
  3. Captains Landscape

    Captains Landscape LawnSite Senior Member
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    Are most people using pre-fab units for this application, I'm assuming that's what I see in all the paver magazines?

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  4. bigviclbi

    bigviclbi LawnSite Senior Member
    from nj
    Posts: 894

    Say you want to add to the width of the prefab box. What's better/stronger/costeffective? Framing it out with wood, plywood lathe or mason block? I think I've seen it done both ways before?
     
  5. cedarcroft

    cedarcroft LawnSite Senior Member
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    the one we got is metal stud frame with wonder board over it. I guess you could expand it with the same stuff.
     

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