The Client and we designed the corner unit, and framed it in with steel studs and track because it’s a zero clearance fireplace and we wouldn’t want any wood near that!
Drywall with fire safe drywall once again, and mudded it.
Install the stack stone with wall mortar, starting at the bottom, and when completed, seal it.
Cut the mantel from Catalpa wood 3.5” thick and 12” deep and 5 feet long, stained it.
This job takes a lead hand and a helper, and without labour costs, going with the same materials as this Cambridge home owner, the cost is between 6 and 7 thousand.
Depending on your materials choices and fireplace choice, you can certainly pay a lot more.
Adding beauty, heat and energy efficiency.