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Douglas II FireplaceDouglas II Fireplace

The Douglas II

This fireplace is an exact copy of the original Douglas fireplace design. However, there are added features including a flared two-stage mantel and a matching flared top. This design is a corner unit and it is a very large structure. This design has raised extensions on both sides and plenty of seating space is available for many to sit around the fire. The front seating is 16" deep. To the sides of the chimney, there are 16" mantel shelves, which are big enough for candles or other decoration and adornment. The overall dimensions of this fireplace are 175" wide, 72" deep, and 80" high. The firebox opening measures 32" wide, 24" deep, and 24" high. This fireplace requires block cutting.

The Douglas II fireplace plan has a total of 41 pages.


Concrete (cinder) block:

8x8x16 - (164)
8x8x8 - (9)
8x4x16 solid block - (14)

Additional building materials

Mortar - 10+ bags - 60lb
Concrete - 8+ bags - 60lb
Angle Iron 2” x 3/16” thickness
24” length - (2)
Firebrick - (100) 4.5”x9” is standard size and thicknesses vary from 1.5” to 2.5”. Either thickness is fine to use.
Wood -
2x4 - 10’
2x6 - 10’
2x8 - 4’
Rebar - 50’


8x8x16 block - $1.25 ea.@ 164= $205.00
8x8x8 block - $1.00 ea. @ 9= $9.00
8x4x16 solid block - $1.00 @ 14= $14.00
Steel angle iron - $3/foot @ 4ft= $12.00
Mortar - $4.00 each @ 10 bags= $40.00
Concrete - $3.00 @ 8 bags= $24.00
Firebrick - $1.60 @ 100= $160.00
Rebar and wood = $50.00

Approximate rough build total = $514.00

This design can be built with shorter side seating if your space is limited.

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Years ago I looked at my bare backyard and thought I should add something. I had a lot of unused space but felt trees and plants weren't what the space needed. I had seen outdoor kitchens and fireplaces in magazines and on TV and thought I would inquire with a contractor about having them built. I provided the contractors with example pictures of barbeques and fireplaces I liked and received quotes as high as $7,800 to build just the fireplace. more...