|Forum topic by sunshinecoast2007||posted 04-07-2013 10:13 AM||786 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
04-07-2013 10:13 AM
I had a bench top made of laminated rosewood 50ml thick (i applied 3 coats of feast watson varnished) with a cut out to insert a stainless steel fireplace box (new types of fireplace running with bio-ethanol). This is for an outdoor entertaining area. The bench top is already in place and I’m about to install stones on the wall next to it,
I tried out the fireplace last night to see how much heat its generates on its sides, which will be in touch with the bench top’s inner cut out obviously.
It did generates quite some heat over the 2hrs period, I could touch its sides with my fingers while burning, but no more than 1/2 a second as it was very hot.
My question is: Would my Rosewood bench top sustain the heat generated by the fireplace?