Cantilevered Bench & Hearth: Project Update 508-1

By Stephen Williamson, Originally Published in Houseplans.com

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.

December 27, 2011