Fireplace Makeover With Details and Before and After Pictures. Moreover, its installation has a tax credit, so close your modern fireplace to help warm your home in winter. The fireplace flue is closed far more economical than the fireplace design because it only takes very little heat thereby raising the cost of heating.
Creating a mantle without chiseling off the protruding brick shelf took lots of effort and I am very proud of hubby for doing such an amazing job. The photos also show that in preparation for the workshop, I had replaced the old wooden mantel shelf (the old one had some fire damage).
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.
We learned how to properly scale the stove in relation to the space it is being built to heat. I love to rug hook, design folk art, and play in my studio as well as work in my veggie garden. After the mantle was done we attached furring strips to the top half of the fireplace brick just like we had done to the bottom half.
Wooden Fireplace Mantels Decoration with Frame and Brown Sofa. To do this, we built 2 support columns off to the sides in the old fireplace, using salvaged bricks and a cob mortar. Hubby cut leftover pieces of wood into wedge shapes and used them to secure the crown molding to the mantel shelf brick.