Here's a video of Gene preparing the fireplace wall. He's installing strips of wood over the stone (it's called "furring") so we can level out the surface for our finished wall. We thought about keeping the stone exposed, but it's not in really good shape and not that attractive up close.
We want to do something fun and interesting with it, so we're going to cover it with plywood first and then create a pattern with rough hewn wood. We think the contrast of the wood and stone will be a great focal point in the living room.
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