Primitive treatment of fireplace includes the heavy 4x12-pine
mantel and pegged vertical end columns. The pine-planked floor meets a level hearth. A
raised hearth with millwork mantel and surrounding panels would provide a more country
gentleman treatment. Note the lazy window seat tucked beside the fireplace. The recessed
area for a television, which is located within the fireplace mantel unit, can be used as
wood box for real firewood.