Fraley and Company
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Wine country kitchen/family room contemporary-family-room

Wine country kitchen/family room

Another detail of the fireplace surround, note the notches on the back to allow air to circulate behind the hot surfaces.
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19kassie24 wrote:
How is the air space & shelves created? - Question #1: Re: construction of this rock wall Is this rock attached to plywood? How has this air space been created? Question #2: Re: Shelves What is required to make these shelves strong enough to hold items? How far is the slate embedded? Thank you Kassie
   Comment   June 27, 2013
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You did a beautiful job with this hearth. I'm about to build something similar and am not much of a builder, myself, so please pardon the basic question: is the RC channel installed directly to the studs behind the Sheetrock? Did you instal it vertically or horizontally? If installed vertically, did you worry about it interfering with the venting?
September 10, 2013 at 12:20pm   
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Fraley and Company
Thanks for the question! You're testing my memory though, it's been a while since we did this project. Yes, the RC channel is screwed directly over the sheetrock. I'm sure we installed it horizontally so we could attach to multiple studs. We either staggered the channel or left small gaps between pieces. As far as the venting, you're only dispersing the radiated heat from the stone so you don't need a clear vertical path, just some breathing room behind the wall.
September 10, 2013 at 1:28pm     
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