"Wood Stove...the skeleton. Need to understand this better!" Me, too. I wish i could build my own place and put one of these babies in.
This stove is perfect for heating up a small space.
Tile Behind Wood Stoves | ... Heat Shield - How Tile to Special Spaces - Tile & Tiling. DIY Advice
http://www.mobilehomecareguide.com/mobilehomestoves.php has some info about the HUD approved stoves that can be installed in mobile homes.
Enamel wood stove, wall color, needs wood floors, and plates should be closer together...
Lopi Cape Cod Wood Stove - Brown I know this isn't a reading nook but it would be an excellent place to curl up and read or do paperwork.
Stovax Regency Multifuel / Woodburning Stove
Contemporary country wood burner
Dovre Wood Burning Stoves & Fires - Scandinavian Stoves. Vintage but contemporary and very efficient a nice combination and it looks stunning.
Charnwood Island 1, oak fireplace beam, brick rear wall and reclaimed Yorkshire stone hearth.