wood burning fireplace insert
We finally decided to use our fireplace -- even for heat. So I've been looking at wood-burning inserts (gas not an option).
Our fireplace is quasi-structural to the house, so it is 8-ft wide and 11-ft high, and the house is contemporary, with vaulted cedar ceiling. The fireplace opening is 42-in. wide by 28-in. high, with a raised hearth.
We would really love an insert that was close to 42-in. wide, so there would be a large viewing area. But everything we've looked at has considerably smaller viewer areas, with the rest of the space taken up by black metal frame. Anyone know of a large viewing area wood insert?
Or possibly know anything about custom wood inserts? So far on the custom route (not my preferred route), the only thing I found is Canadian and may not be sold in the U.S.
Thanks for any comments!