Install Arriscraft Stone Surround
Install Mantle, Hearth Stones.
Arriscraft's French Country stones
These manufactured stones look real, and can be chiseled like real stones.
The lengths of the pieces vary, and can easily be chiseled to a new rocked edge.
The insides look the same as the outsides, unlike cement-based cultured stones.
The stones rest on a segment of stone to be used as the hearth stone, to get the height right.
Brick ties are used every two or three rows depending on the stone's height, two ties per row.
Lintel Bridges Opening
A steel lintel holds the stones over the fireplace opening, necessary as these stones are four inches thick, and heavy.
The homeowners have been invited to choose stones and their placement, with the stones on the moving blanket being their choice of how the top rows will be completed.