This fireplace is a beautiful design with a protruding front shelf. The shelf depth is 6 inches which is sufficient for candles or other decoration and adornment. The seating is on three sides, 16 inches deep in the front and 8 inches deep on the sides. The overall dimensions of this fireplace are 64 inches wide (left to right), 48 inches deep (front to back), and 72 inches high (bottom to top). The firebox opening measures 32 inches wide, 24 inches deep, and 24 inches high. This fireplace requires block cutting.