Dean and Derek show us another side of masonry by setting thin veneer stone around a three-sided gas insert fireplace. The trick is to make the two opposite sides (each facing a different room) different, and the third side transitional. In other words, Dean and Derek want each side to have its own character. To accomplish this, they mix three types of veneer stone and change the ratio of stone for each side. Dean and Derek have all of the tips: from creating a water-resistant base, to getting the look of full-sized stone without its weight. By the time they're done, they'll have three different looking fireplaces for the price of one!
- Gerry Masucci