Cantilevered Bench & Hearth: Project Update 508-1

By Stephen Williamson

fireplace hearth bench

The gas fireplace and cantilevered bench are key design elements – the main room needed anchoring and this combination of the gas fireplace and the cantilevered Douglas fir hearth-bench more than achieves the vision we had. Planning ahead is crucial for this- you need to tie the steel support into the 2×6 wall and build strength into the structure – inexpensive if you do it up front, expensive if you add it later.

Originally Published in


Search our library of nearly 40,000 plans and find your dream home today!

Square Feet