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Fire Places A Practical Design Guide to Fireplaces and Stoves

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ISBN-10: 1561588350

ISBN-13: 9781561588350

Edition: 2006

Authors: Jane Gitlin

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What more appealing scene can you conjure up on a wintry day than a pair of comfortable armchairs pulled up to a crackling fire while wisps of smoke curl from the chimney top? All your senses are in use--the sight of the flickering flames, the sound of the crackling logs, the warmth on your face, and the fragrance and taste of wood smoke. The hearth truly is the essential core of every home, whether it is an actual fireplace or merely a mantel displaying the treasures and trophies of intertwined lives. Long past the days of strictly utilitarian purpose, fireplaces and stoves are a design feature in their own right. They are available in an array of styles, sizes, and colors; offer a variety…    
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Taunton Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/14/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 9.25" wide x 11.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.090
Language: English

Jane Gitlin is an architect who specializes in residential design. She is also the author of Capes (The Taunton Press, 2003) and coauthor of Deck & Patio Idea Book (The Taunton Press, 2003) and Family Home Idea Book (The Taunton Press, 2003). She lives in Fairfield, CT.

Introduction
Your Fire Place
Ritual and Culture
Taming Fire
Keeping the Home Fires Burning
What's Your Fire Place?
A Hearth for Every Room
Fireplaces
What Sort of Fireplace for Your Home?
Masonry Fireplaces
Prefabricated Fireplaces
Where Does Your Fireplace Belong?
Chimney Basics
Chimney Style
Mantelpiece Style: The Mantel, Surround, and Hearth
Fireplace Style
A Glossary of Terms
Choosing Materials
Mantelpiece Design
Stoves
What to Consider
How a Stove Works
Finding the Right Stove for Your Space
Retrofitting a Fireplace for a Woodstove
Stove Style
Masonry Heaters
Heating Your Home with Wood
Alternatives to Wood
Fuel Options
Gas-Burning Appliances
Pellet Stoves
Corn Stoves
Electric Fireplaces
Emerging Technologies
Outdoor Fire Places
The Fire Outside
Outdoor Fireplaces
Fire Pits
Campfires
Glossary
Resources
Index