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January 26, 2023 70 min
In this episode, we are joined by Alex MacDonald, owner of Bakwoods Fireplace and Heating, to talk about all things fireplaces. Alex shares his knowledge on different types and brands of fireplaces, as well as proper venting and regulations. He also discusses the importance of choosing the right wood to burn in wood-burning fireplaces and how to care for chimneys. We also debate the latest fireplace trends, including linear fireplaces, brass fireplaces, and blue flames, and discuss the pros and cons of fire pits. Alex shares his thoughts on the various price ranges for fireplaces and fire pits, as well as some of his frustrations with framers in the industry. For more information on Bakwoods Fireplace and Heating, check out their website at and follow them on Instagram: @BakwoodsFireplace. You can also reach them by email at Stay connected with The Construction Life Podcast: • Text Manny at 416 433-5737 or email him at • If you have something to contribute to the podcast, email to schedule a time to join us in studio. For more from The Amabel Letters, follow them on: • TikTok and Pinterest: @the_amabel_letters • Instagram: @_the_amabel_letters • Email:
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