Country Field Stone Fireplace Designs!
Finding and creating an old field stone farm house fireplace design can be done by researching through many of the old house photos found on the internet. The country fireplace design tends to be a fairly simple design and one’s design can be inspired from houses built during the past 100-200 years.
Local settlers had to be and were resourceful in what materials they could use for a fireplace. They would readily use the natural resources in and around their immediate area as transportation from far away quarries was not practical. There are a multitude of country fireplace designs and a few convenience features. Some pioneer and settlement fireplaces were enormous hearths with iron pots that were able to swing in over the embers and some had bread baking ovens to the sides.
For farmers in our general area they had access to granite field stones. Granite is a very hard rock which can be impervious to water if sealed. Found in massive rock pieces and mined in quarries, granite can be cut or split to a variety of sizes and shapes. Granite stone as a local rock found its way into barn masonry foundations and cooking fireplaces and for those who could afford the premium.. granite stone farm houses and mansions.
If you are considering a granite rock type country fireplace to be puzzled together out of granite stones then seriously consider hiring a qualified mason. Granite is hard to split and an experienced mason will lead you to the right fireplace design and finished it professionally.
Granite comes in many shades from a light grey to midnight black. Some colors have sparkles in the granite which can add a bit of showiness especially with bright or halogen lighting Unfortunately, there are no white shades, so if you’re after that clean light contempory stone look you may want to chase down some marble or limestone finishes.
Granite stones can have some very interesting and attractive contrasting color veins that run through the stone. Choosing stones with these colorful veins can be a way to create a natural and unique one of a kind fireplace design for your home.
The popularity of the granite stone is exploding today. Originally part of yester year’s fireplace designs and now one can readily find granite in the use of higher end kitchen counter tops, large bathroom surrounds and all types of flooring for residential and commercials buildings entrances.. primarily due to its granites toughness.