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!

And, with the help of the organizers at l’Associació Persei , in February 2012 I taught a workshop at Milmanda on How to Design and Build a Thermal Mass Stove. I hope Milmanda’s new thermal mass stove will be cooking Maria’s delicious Catalan casseroles for many years to come!fireplace remodelfireplace remodel

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.fireplace remodel

We avoided using large lintels in the design by instead building a series of arches using a simple wooden form. I used self-adhesive linoleum tiles to cover the old white linoleum. And here’s what our fireplace mantel looks like now that it’s been painted. Custom built wood fireplace mantel – Tule Peak Timber Photo Gallery.

The firebox, white oven and internal heat riser of the stove were built using firebricks and refractory mortar. I would love to do this with our fireplace but the bricks directly over the opening are a bit blackened after 25 years. It doesn’t have to be expensive Here is what I did with our 5th Wheel Travel Trailer.