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Old 05-29-2019, 04:48 AM   #1
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Full disclosure, I'm a carpenter (not a mason) but this project is for me not a client.
I want an outdoor fireplace, but as my skillset is wood and not masonry I'd like to frame it up and side with stone veneer. Can I build a box with fire brick going this route or would I have to use a prefab metal zero clearance box?
Would I get away with steel stud and cement board if it's nuts to consider wood?
I like the look of an open firebox much more than the metal box.
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Old 05-30-2019, 10:25 AM   #2
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Re: Firebox

I'll throw my hat into the ring and give you my .02 worth. I personally don't think a frame outdoor fireplace be it wood or metal studs is a good idea . Durability would be very questionable. Perhaps,a fireplace kit from a big box store would meet your needs.


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