It works. I feel like the cave person who discovered fire. After all these months, now I finally see it come together. One of the decisions I made recently was to have a stovepipe instead of a brick chimney. I am very glad I did. The black metal contrasts nicely with the brick and it leaves the point open for the view to the field. The other part I am working on is the door to the fireplace. Here I have it in place, but it fell apart when I tried to lift it back. What you can't see from the photo is the smoke coming out of the chimney. It draws the air through, under the floor. I spotted some small smoke leaks but I can fix those with mortar. Next step- sleep in it! It has been so warm here these days that I barely need the fire though.