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klingsoula
November 6, 2012 in Design Dilemma
I need help with material choice for this fireplace. It's a 4 sided "floating" fireplace (5' * 2.5') Should I do the same all around or maybe stone/ steel on one side and then just white on kitchen side?
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Custom Home Planning Center
The answer has more to do with the suspended weight and the structures for transfer of load. Lightest wood , 2. 1/2" drywall 3. tile backing board with a scratch coat of plaster and a finish coat of Norfolk veneer,4. wire lath, bed coat plaster tile or stone. What ever the material consistency on all sides would seem best. Don't forget to add steel cross bracing in both direction as impacts could cause cracking and or separation of finish layers.
November 6, 2012 at 8:38pm   
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olldcan
Thats quite the stand alone piece ( no pun intended) I'd keep all side the same and maybe add a drywall reveal to it. This fireplace really needs very little, I'd hate to see it get overdone
November 6, 2012 at 9:26pm   
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Dytecture
If you feel adventurous, consider cladding that wall with copper.


November 7, 2012 at 6:22am     
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Susan Jablon Mosaics
You could do glass tile! Maybe not quite as bold as copper, but stunning, modern, and would look beautiful on all sides. I think doing the sides in different finishes would seem overdone as candace66 said, but also break up the fireplace too much and seem disjointed.
This is an iridescent tile with a gorgeous sheen, available in a variety of colors to fit your color scheme.
November 7, 2012 at 6:45am     
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klingsoula
Thank you for your suggestions. The style in the rest of the house will be modern, scandinavian, light. Any suggestion for a light stone?
November 7, 2012 at 7:34am   
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Buechel Stone Corp
so many options in the world :).. you can see what we have to offer - lots ot chose from.
http://www.houzz.com/pro/buechelstone
November 7, 2012 at 1:00pm     
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Custom Home Planning Center
You should look at the choices of metals on this site: http://www.chemetal.com/designs/ ad it could be just the style kick your looking for.
November 7, 2012 at 10:06pm     
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Marie Hebson's interiorsBYDESIGN Inc.
I'd go either smooth silky tile in a horizontal run around pattern - drystack, or square blocks of wood
barn board! Just make sure if you do use wood, that the protect the wood with a high intensity heat protected coating!
Whatever you choose - do the same on all four sides - it will create flow from one room to the next - do NOT change out the material...wrap it around all four sides.

Good luck with your project - your new home looks stunning!
November 7, 2012 at 10:23pm     
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victorianbungalowranch
I was wondering if stone or tile would be a bit heavy for the all glass bottom, structurally and visually. I think a touch of wood looks wonderful in a scandinavian inspired setting.
November 7, 2012 at 10:37pm     
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greenthumb2
Hi. Look at skins. There are several wood skins available. They are lightweight, earthy, and you can cover your unit with them. Sharp 90 degree edges (the corners) can be capped or not. Do the math on all your ideas. Then, decide what price you can live with and what that price allows you to purchase. A skilled craftsperson/wood worker is crucial if you go this route because of the nature of this project. best of luck. Enjoy your journey in renovation....
November 8, 2012 at 1:10am     
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Crown Plaster Inc.
May you wanna try Venetian Plaster or Artisan Lime Plaster ( 216 colours are available in 5 different textures ) have a look at www.ecostucco.com

Cheers
November 9, 2012 at 1:39pm   
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Crown Plaster Inc.
May you wanna try Venetian Plaster or Artisan Lime Plaster ( 216 colours are available in 5 different textures ) have a look at www.ecostucco.com

Cheers
November 9, 2012 at 1:40pm     
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Crown Plaster Inc.
Check us out, may we can help you to finalizing this fireplace
www.crownplaster.com
If you have any questions, contact me under
info@crownplaster.com
November 9, 2012 at 2:09pm   
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balisre
where did you get that fireplace???? I am looking for a 4 sided seamless fireplace and its proving to be impossible! I would love to know where you got yours from!
August 14, 2013 at 11:19am   
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sbaliski
thanks so much! WOuld you mind telling me how much this fireplace cost?
August 18, 2013 at 7:45pm   
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sbaliski
what size is this fireplace 3x7?
October 31, 2013 at 10:50pm   
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