Inspiration: 1939 Modernistic Fireplace

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Torn between whether to warm you heart or your hearth? Check out this amazing converting combination fireplace and bar from the 1939 issue of Popular Science!

“For the small apartment or house where space is at a premium, a combination fireplace and bar may be constricted by anyone who can use a hammer and a saw at a cost of approximately five dollars. The one illustrated was built from clear white pine 1″ thick…”

“The hearth is made from a piece of pressed composition wood, and the same material is used as a back, which is then covered with an appropriate wall paper. The top door swings down to make a handy serving shelf. The decorations on the front are pieces of large dowels, cut in half and painted a constrasting color.” -J.S. Bardwell, Popular Science 5-1939