We found this inglenook fireplace in a dilapidated mess and close to collapse. Previous generations had altered the fireplace, adding a flimsy timber beam to support the massive inglenook chimney above. We carefully removed the unsafe components, supporting the stack with a new steel RSJ. We added the reclaimed oak beam to cover the steel support by carving out the centre of the beam to create an L shape cladding. A natural finish sandstone hearth was then laid alongside a Clearview Vision 500 wood stove.