Fireplace and Hearth renovation

I recently renovated the fireplace.  It had red brick around it and a red brick hearth and old broken brass doors.  In my excitement and haste I failed to take any before pictures.   Removed the hearth and then I finished the grade with leveling cement (love that stuff).  I chose to put bedding sand under the marble instead of thin set.  Hopefully that will help prevent expand and contract fissures, etc.  I got the new black door on craigslist.

Minas circle

Cutting a circle was interesting as the goal is usually a perfectly square cut.  I used a 5 inch concave diamond blade and a home made compass!  16 inches in diameter with a negative angle for a table top for Blue Door designs in Boston.