The rustic charm of cowboy country stone fireplaces is undeniable. Warm and inviting, they evoke nostalgic images of the Old American West!
Warm and inviting rustic charm
The striking stone hearth at right is a picture perfect example of this. En-
hanced by the warmth of a wall of squared off hand-hewn logs . . . . . . along with open trusswork made from full size logs that span the ceiling area . . . . . the room has a richness that likely surpasses that of its pre-
decessors nearly a century and a half ago!
The two country stone fireplaces pic-
tured below are also warmed by the backdrop of logs that frame them. Though each design incorporates a mantel shelf crafted from a naturally formed log, the example below left is especially notable due to its massive size and "cutout" shelving area.
The following two stone hearths also incorporate mantel shelves made of logs. However, while the example
below left is, once again, crafted from
an organic, naturally formed log shape, the design pictured below right is composed of two fairly straight logs stacked on top of one another and held together by hand-wrought iron banding. A slightly curved cutout in the lower log mimics the arch in the firebox opening beneath it.
The two rugged stone designs which follow use salvaged timbers for mantel shelves. The natural shape and contours of a large step slab are used to great advantage in the striking hearth design at the base of the fireplace pictured below right . . . . . as well as in the hearth design pictured directly beneath it.
The following images provide a sampling of the wide range of possibilities in rustic stone fireplace designs. Note the variety of natural stone sizes, shapes, colors and textures employed to achieve a wealth of different looks!
The monumental, multi-storied stone fireplaces pictured below have a com-
manding presence as a result of their overall size and massing. The large stone slabs used to frame the firebox opening in the example below, left, enhance the monumentality of the design.
And finally, the following image depicts the best of both worlds. Two charming country stone hearth designs -- one for indoors -- and one for out!
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