Corner wood burning fireplace

From the very day that man tamed fire, the presence of a hearth in a dwelling is considered a symbol of security and well-being. And at the present time, the fire still attracts lovers of comfort to itself, gathering them by the fire with family or friends. Here you can spend Christmas and romantic evenings, you can drink tea together and just look at the fire alone. Fireplace can be a source of additional heating. And of course, it is an expressive decorative element of the interior.

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Features and benefits

Despite the high cost, fireplaces are increasingly popular, especially in country houses and country houses. This is due to several reasons: the need to heat the room, the almost complete absence of restrictions for the installation and the environment itself, which is conducive to relaxation and comfort. In city apartments, the equipment of wood fireplaces is usually associated with big problems and rarely ends with the issuance of permits.Therefore, in these cases are limited to gas, electric or false fireplaces. But in the individual construction you are practically not limited in your desires and you can plan the device of the fireplace and at the construction stage, and already in the finished room.

So, it is decided - you will have a fireplace! It remains to determine its type. With all their modern diversity, when there are even those where human participation is practically not needed, traditional wood fireplaces are still very popular. These are fireplaces that use natural types of solid fuels: firewood, pallets, coal. This fuel allows you to get a real "live" fire, a characteristic smell and the sound of burning wood, which creates a unique specificity of the use of long-burning fireplaces.

At the location of the most popular corner fireplaces. The main advantage of such a fireplace is that it is quite compact, since it usually takes up unused space. Often this is a decisive factor in terms of space saving. Accessibility to the survey from any point and the ability to hide the construction deficiencies of the premises will be additional arguments in favor of installing a corner fireplace.

The next important factor is that the corner fireplace can be an additional source of heating for adjacent rooms due to the walls adjacent to the structure. However, it is necessary to arrange additional thermal insulation and add fastenings for the structure, which will slightly increase the cost.


When the type of fireplace is selected, you need to decide on the material from which the fireplace will be made. The easiest option: a classic brick fireplace. It uses high-quality red brick or chamotte. It is extremely simple and consists of a firebox, chimney and portal. Since its design does not provide for "pockets" that trap heat, such a fireplace will heat the room only while the fire is burning. The construction itself will not get very hot, as the combustion products immediately go into the pipe. According to the type of installation, such angular fireplaces are closed. They are planned during the construction phase so that a chimney can be laid in the wall. And there are also half-open, when the chimney is attached separately, so they can be installed in the already finished room.

If you want more practical benefits from your fireplace, then you should pay attention to cast iron fireplaces.In addition to the firebox, pipe and portal, they are equipped with a radiator, which is responsible for the transfer of heated air into the room. The cast iron will slowly give off heat long after the wood has burned.

Metal fireplaces have the advantage of being smaller and weighing less than brick and cast iron. This allows you to install them on floors with any strength.


The next step in installing the fireplace is the choice of the type of firebox. Fireboxes are closed and open. If you want to watch the fire without obstacles or plan to cook on a spit, then in this case, a fireplace with an open firebox will suit you. In addition to the aesthetic pleasure of contemplating fire, you will receive a unique touch to the picture of your interior.

A fireplace with a closed firebox will be the right decision if safety and economy are essential for you. The presence of the door will not allow the embers and sparks to fall to the floor, and also reduce the consumption of firewood and better retain heat. It is better to stay on this option if it is important for you to have an alternative source of heat and there are children and animals in the house.


Having decided on the type of fireplace, location and type of firebox, you can consider its appearance and finish.Here you can use ready-made assembled design options or take the basic model and add it, including your own imagination. A wood corner fireplace is a great art object for creating a unique interior in almost any style. To finish it, you can use natural stone, wood, ceramics and metal. The elegant solution will be tiles that will give your fireplace an exclusive look.

External distinction to fireplaces gives the design of the portal. The portal in the form of the letter “P” is a business card of the classical style. For finishing, as a rule, granite and marble are used. For the style of "country" is characterized by the design of the portal in the form of the letter "D". In the upper part of such a fireplace there is a wooden beam, and the lining itself is made of natural limestone. Less common corner fireplaces in the Art Nouveau style with flexible smooth lines. Also on the market you can find modern options in the high-tech style of glass, steel, refractory plastic.

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When all the nuances are thought out and the sketch of the future fireplace is ready, you can begin to implement the idea. But first you need to make all the calculations, determine the size and make the so-called ordering. Order is the layout of the bricks in each row.With it, you can correctly calculate the amount of necessary materials. If your skills are not enough, then it is better to consult a specialist.

With an independent device of the fireplace you need to know its structural features. Actually, they have not changed since antiquity. This is a stove device with an open fuel chamber, or firebox. At the top it joins the pipe, where a protective threshold of a knee shape must be. This prevents the escape of sparks and soot, which means pollution and smoke in the room. If the pipe is not located in the settling pit, you will need caps for the accumulation of carbon monoxide gases. For trouble-free ash removal, an ashpit or grate is needed. For a constant flow of air into the combustion chamber mounted blower.

Since the efficiency of a wood fireplace is too low, only 10-15%, various structural solutions are used to increase it. These can be massive metal elements, “heat shields” that heat up from heated smoke and retain heat for a long time after the fuel burns out.To increase heat transfer, you can improve heat transfer, using a collector, which returns some of the air after heating to the room. And the highest efficiency is ensured by a closed heat exchange cycle, in which room air almost does not participate in combustion, therefore the room is not ventilated and warms up well. Sometimes, heated air from the manifold is supplied through corrugated pipes to other rooms.

Arranging a fireplace in your home, it is important to take into account all the nuances that will be important in the process of operation. But if you approach this issue diligently and wisely, then at the exit you will get an excellent result: a place in the house where you will be happy to spend time and where you will get many pleasant impressions. The fireplace will be not only decoration, but also a functional tool. And to use the fireplace with comfort, you need to get a wood basket, a set of special tools for the fireplace and comfortable chairs. Cozy moments by the fireplace!

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