Fire Starters: Masonry Fireplaces

January 28, 2023

It’s been a cold, snowy winter, and the best cure is a night by the fire. Whether you’re relaxing with a drink after a day of snowmobiling, or curling up on a cool Lake of the Woods summer night, a fireplace is a necessary part of any cozy cabin.

There are a number of ways to build a fireplaces. Each type varies in cost, style, and efficiency, but none are more impressive than the masonry fireplace.

Masonry fireplaces are almost always the most expensive option but they make a grand and timeless statement. In one of our builds, three masonry fireplaces account for over 2500 individually selected stones. Built from stone and mortar, a masonry fireplace can easily weigh 20 tons or more.

For the masonry fireplaces seen above and below, these huge stone features were paired with equally impressive mantels pulled out of a nearby forest. It’s not just a functional piece –  it’s also the first thing that will take your guests’ breath away.

Have questions about Kenora builders, contractors, or interior cottage design? Please contact Bill Scurfield by email at or visit our website
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