Fireplaces – Suspended or Carved?

by Sherry Riter in Art  ,Decorating,Different,Product

It happens so fast.

One spark of a flame can make all the difference.

The definition of fire according to the Glossary of Wildland Fire Terminology, National Wildfire Coordinating Group, November 2008, is the rapid oxidation of a combustible material releasing heat, light, and various reaction products such as carbon dioxide and water.

From A Book of Steam for Engineers, The Stirling Company, 1905, we can see that the temperature of flames with carbon particles emitting light can be assessed by their color:

  • Red
    • Just visible: 525 °C (977 °F)
    • Dull: 700 °C (1290 °F)
    • Cherry, dull: 800 °C (1470 °F)
    • Cherry, full: 900 °C (1650 °F)
    • Cherry, clear: 1000 °C (1830 °F)
  • Orange
    • Deep: 1100 °C (2010 °F)
    • Clear: 1200 °C (2190 °F)
  • White
    • Whitish: 1300 °C (2370 °F)
    • Bright: 1400 °C (2550 °F)
    • Dazzling: 1500 °C (2730 °F)

There are many ways and reasons that we use fire and it isn’t just for cooking over a campfire.

The other day my daughter was looking for a movie in the cabinet and I heard her burst into laughter. I turned around to look and she was holding a video that I had purchased long ago when I lived in an apartment without a fireplace. It was simply sixty minutes of crackling fire in a fireplace that you could put in the VCR to view on your television to set a cozy mood. It even has sound…cracking wood! I know it sounds ridiculous, but I desperately missed having a fireplace! Watching a fire can make your mind restful because it is such a relaxing activity. The show looked something like this…for sixty minutes…

So if you are trying to beat the cold winter months and a fireplace video just isn’t enough, here are a few options:

Image: Edilkamin

Images: Euroflues
Iotafocus and Gyrofocus respectively

Image: Euroflues
Eurofocus and Ergofocus respectively

Image: Euroflues
Bathyscafocus and Filiofocus respectively

Image: Euroflues
Chromifocus and Metafocus

Image: StoveMaster
I totally love this one…Imagine being able to cook in it!

Image: Fireorb
(click the red box at the top of their site to view the photo gallery)

Image: Fireorb

Image: Fireorb

Image: Fireorb

Image: Quality Stoves

Image: Walter S. Arnold – Sculptor/Stonecarver

Image: Walter S. Arnold – Sculptor/Stonecarver

Image: Walter S. Arnold – Sculptor/Stonecarver

Camping Recipes:
Fireplace Recipes:
Fireplace Dinner Recipes
Fireplace and Woodstove Cookery recipes
Paula’s Best Dishes, Williamsburg, VA
Dayton Daily News
Cleaning The Fireplace:
A Clean Brick Fireplace
How To Clean A Fireplace
How To Clean Your Fireplace
Cleaning Soot Off The Carpet:
Timeless Tips
How To Clean Carpet Soot Stains
How to Remove Soot Stains From Carpet

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Sherry Riter is also known as The Redhead Riter. Sherry is witty, intelligent and addictive as she writes about cooking, family, marriage, failures, blogging tips, art, humor, inspiration, travel, PTSD and aging. Her goal is to inspire, motivate, educate and to make her audience laugh. Sherry embraces being a redhead and helps others to see the redhead point of view…"In some eras redheads were worshipped while others thought us witches. Personally, I like the former and think every day is 'Love a redhead day!'" She can also be found on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Linkedin, tweeting as @TheRedheadRiter and you can subscribe to her free blog feed.

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1 Teresha@Marlie and Me September 29, 2009 at 12:57 pm

fiereplaces are hot! pun intended…hee


2 a49erfangirl September 29, 2009 at 4:14 pm

Those fireplaces were gorgeous! I never seen a suspended one before!


3 Melissa September 29, 2009 at 8:53 pm

Suspended firesplaces? Now wouldnt it be cool if they were retractable fireplaces! I liked watching the video too. Thanks for stopping by my site!


4 S.E. Sward September 29, 2009 at 10:15 pm

Don't like the modern, space-age-y fireplaces – I think they're ugly as sin, personally. But I do love a wood-burning fireplace, and the smell of smoke from a fire. Lovely. I can totally understand the video of the fire – I would have been in serious withdrawal, too. Not as good as the real thing, but I bet it did just fine in a pinch.


5 Ashley Ladd September 29, 2009 at 10:36 pm

I love fireplaces and I miss them. My dad has a fabulous fireplace and uses it often. My grandma had a fireplace but she used electric logs that just glowed. It was sort of cute and definitely cleaner than Dad's way of using real logs with real fire and real ash. But it wasn't as fun.

Since I live in South Florida now, I don't know anyone who has a fireplace. I'd love to find the tape to put on TV and pretend we have a fire in a fireplace.


6 Robin September 30, 2009 at 1:23 am

Love the suspended fire boxes….
BTW….I have a Christmas album / DVD that you can either watch a fire (in a fire place) to Christmas tunes or you can watch the same fire to the soundtrack of a burning fire. I bought it a few years ago just for the fun of it.
We have 2 working fire places in our home.

Thanks for stopping by
Hope you had a beautiful day


7 missy September 30, 2009 at 7:20 pm

WOW those fireplaces are amazing!!!!!


8 julochka October 1, 2009 at 7:40 am

what a great collection of photos of innovative fireplaces. those pod-like ones suspended from the ceiling look really scando design. 🙂


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