The Forgotten Art of Building a Fireplace
This treatise on fireplace construction was written by our founder, Vrest Orton. It was originally published in 1969 by Yankee Inc. and has continued to be a valuable reference to homeowners today. Vrest outlines the basic principles that Count Rumford coined in 1795 for crafting efficient and handsome fireplaces. With additional notes by Wally Leeds, who continues to build similar fireplaces in Vermont today.
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