This is John, putting in the living room fireplace. He says they don't get to do the herringbone firebox very often. . . .
Another one is going into the library. There's so much that goes into these things!Here, just the flues, block and fire brick.
For the moment, you can see the firebox from the outside. Now you know why there's been a hole next to the tower - that's where the chimney will be going.
As promised - here's a 'big picture' shot.