Author Karen Stickels spent 20 years in the hearth industry as a technical consultant for the nation’s largest chimney supply wholesaler, which also manufactures chimney liners. She advised installers, wrote installation instructions, managed her company’s Underwriters Laboratories listings, and was part of an editing team for two hearth-related educational manuals. She currently works in the marketing department at Harper Brush Works, Inc., and spends time with her husband, Vic, and her daughter Jennifer, son-in-law Scott, and grandson Skye at her Iowa home.
Design Ideas for Fireplacesby Karen Stickels, Jessie Walker
Design Ideas for Fireplaces is the ultimate guide to the latest materials, products, and styles in fireplaces and wood- and gas-burning stoves. With 450 color photographs, Design Ideas for Fireplaces amply illustrates every choice in fireplaces and stoves, frommasonry fireplaces, factory-built sheet-metal fireplaces, and exterior fireplaces to gas fireplaces, gas stoves, and wood stoves.The book is loaded with special tips and advice.One chapter takes a room-by-room look at the house and how to incorporate a fireplace. New technology is thoroughly covered, and there is a separate chapter on safety. Includes a complete Resource Guide.
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