Thermal Mass Stove Design/Build Workshop: La Caseta de Milmanda. My interests beyond natural building are in community development, which I incorporate in my work by leading natural building workshops and seminars for non-professionals. Instead of using the adhesive meant for this type of carpeting, I used a staple gun. Your new fireplace and room makeover is gorgeous!

While the adhesive dried hubby used the jigsaw to cut the 1/4 inch plywood luan facade that would be nailed onto the furring strips. Hubby also drilled two concrete anchors (pictured below) into the first and last of the furring strips for extra support. I think that I want to get a brick fireplace in our new home!fireplace remodel

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).fireplace remodel

We built a stovepipe system that could be installed inside the old chimney, without modifying the existing structure. Besides, there are laws governing the installation of casing and safety of the duct. The best way to make this decision is to seek inspiration online (think Pinterest!) and in fireplace showrooms.fireplace remodel

Purchased red sheets, and sewed a pillow that matched the wall, and we are almost done. Stone Fireplaces Add Warmth and Style to the Modern Home. The smaller tiles holdup great for trailers that are bouncing around. He then attached a piece of crown molding to the second layer of mantle shelf bricks.