When tight budgets or field conditions prevent Muse from specing a true masonry fireplace, he turns to Lennox Hearth Products' Superior TM-4500 prefabricated box and flue. The 45-inch-wide clean-faced product is one of the largest in the industry, the manufacturer claims. A realistic brick interior houses the 2-foot firebox. Lennox Hearth Products, 714.921.6000; www.lennoxhearthproducts.com.
Stephen Muse, AIA