Featured: Tulikivi 2000/91 Masonry Heater

Friday, February 10th, 2012

Have your cake and eat it too…

Soapstone and fire are ideal partners when used in heat retaining fireplaces. Soapstone softly radiates it’s stored heat over a long period. Soapstone can be used in both modern and traditional designs. Measure made fireplaces are possible, too.

When chosing a heat retaining ceramic fireplace from Tulikivi, you can select from a variety of colours, heights, doors and outer surfaces covered with high quality ceramic tiles or plaster finish. You are sure to get a fireplace that fits your home perfectly and releases heat evenly.


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Photo Gallery of Outdoor Fire

Friday, May 20th, 2011


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Tool – How To Plan A Fireplace

Friday, October 1st, 2010

Remodeling and home improvement can be a snap with a little planning and consideration; fireplace projects included.  But just like any endeavor, not knowing WHAT to plan and HOW to get started can put a damper on your enthusiasm quickly.  By following our outline of the primary components of every fireplace project, you can ensure that all of the details are covered.

  • I. Fireplace Objective
  • II. Fireplace Fuel
  • III. Fireplace Location Considerations
  • IV. Fireplace Design Elements
  • V. Fireplace Project Management / Execution

An easy to use worksheet can be found here.  We hope you find it useful; leave us a comment and let us know what you think!

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New Product – Hearthstone Tula Woodstove

Sunday, June 6th, 2010


The Tula Woodstove by Hearthstone

Functional and simple in design, compact and easy to operate, the Tula focuses on the essentials, adding a special touch. With its clean lines and compact size (41-1/4” tall, 19-3/4” wide, and 17.1/4” deep), the Tula can be easily integrated into virtually any living space. The Tula has a large 1.15 cubic feet firebox, allowing it to take logs up to 17” long (loaded vertically). The design highlight is the one-piece firebox door, with its unique glass frame and large viewing area.

The Tula is EPA certified for clean-burn as well as the highest efficiency, while capable of burning overnight. Additionally, it is extremely easy to operate. The air supply is controlled with a single lever, letting you precisely regulate the dance of the flames. A portion of the air is guided along the fire box window, keeping it clean and clear. The Tula also features an easy disposal of ashes with its lightweight ash box.

The Tula is capable of a heating output of 30,000 BTUs, large enough to heat living areas up to 1,300 square feet. It is offered in a charcoal or umbra brown matte finish.


  • Size: Up to 30,000 BTUs
  • Firebox Volume: 1.15 cu. Ft.
  • Max. Log Length: 17” (loaded vertically)
  • Heating Capacity: Up to 1,300 sq. ft.
  • EPA rating: 2.5 grams per hour
  • Efficiency: 88%

Learn more about the Tula

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Tip – Use ashes to clean glass.

Monday, May 24th, 2010

Looking for something to clean the creosote stains and build-up on your fireplace glass?  Try the ashes in your fireplace. They are free and convenient and they won’t scratch your glass! (more…)

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Tip – Fed Stimulus Money Available – up to $1500

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

Federal Money Available - up to $1500Interested in renewable fuels, and energy independence?  Well the United States government sure is.  As part of the unprecedented economic stimulus package passed in 2009, home owners may qualify for a federal tax rebate of up to $1500 on the purchase of a qualifying wood, pellet or corn burning appliance.


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Spotlight – Renaissance Rumford

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

“Count Rumford knew his stuff: classic Rumford firebox proportions produced a vertical fire which concentrated hot combustion gasses while at the same time radiated heat back through the firebox for a hotter fire.

Renaissance Fireplaces, a division of the Industrial Chimney Company, also knows their stuff.  As a recognized leader in both chimney and fireplace design, they broke new ground in with the unveiling of their new fireplace – the Rumford 1000.  It all started with an industry challenge (more…)

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A Bit of Norwegian Advice for Burning Wood…

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

With over 150 years of experience in the wood stove industry, it is fair to say the Jøtul knows a little something about burning wood.  Whether you are new to wood heating, or you area a seasoned veteran, consider the expert advice that Jøtul offers on their website…… (more…)

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Photo Gallery of Traditional Fireplaces

Sunday, January 10th, 2010


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Photo Gallery of Contemporary Fireplaces

Saturday, January 9th, 2010


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