Progress,  page 99
Time to tackle the fireplace in the great room.  My wife and I played around with lots of
configurations, and this scale model (made with "moon sand") was the best shape we could come
up with.  It's fairly large, with each side being 8 feet long.  The opening is 36 inches wide and 28
inches high.
The first task was to finally build the concrete steps into the great room, part of which also formed
the hearth under the fireplace, as these next few pictures show.