A statement fireplace can give a room the ‘wow’ factor. Here is the final product for my ’70’s fireplace remodel. There is no need to remove the old linoleum unless it’s in very bad disrepair. I mean seriously, we tackled brick demolition, tiling, rip cutting, bench planing, trim installation, new painting techniques, and more!
Following the workshop, a group of volunteers and I put the finishing touches on the stove. Hold your sheet of tile on the wall where you need it to go. If you need to cut any tiles use scissors and cut tiles off sheet as needed. Just remove all handles, spray paint with black metal spray paint.
This was connected to the stovepipe system and a variety of clay mixes were applied to absorb the heat from the exhaust gases and radiate into the house (rather than send all the heat straight up the chimney, like the old fireplace did). Then we got into the specifics of designing a thermal mass stove.
I hope that through my workshops I can empower people and give them the skills they need to create low-cost, low-tech, low-impact solutions to modern-day problems. We learned how to calculate the size of the space, the insulation value of the walls, and the rate of heat loss during design conditions.
Since our home improvement projects began a few months ago, we’ve had new carpet installed throughout our home, new tile installed in the entry hall, new flooring installed in the kitchen and dining room, and our fireplace has been remodeled. I wish I had a fireplace:( I am your newest follower.