Thermal Mass Stove Design/Build Workshop: La Caseta de Milmanda. 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.
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.
Below you can see the photos of the finished thermal mass stove. For the sides, I just smoothed some caulk directly on and painted a straight line after the fact. Taping off the edges helped to keep the caulk line clean. To begin with my husband and I do not like brass, light pink, flower curtains, and the lack of personality in our trailer.
We are in the process of redoing our old brick fireplace and, like you, have sort of framed our existing brick with wood to create a flush surface for the stone veneer. During this weekend workshop, we transformed a large, old fireplace in the Milmanda farmhouse into a vastly more efficient thermal mass stove, without altering the existing structure of the fireplace and chimney.
I removed them, took them outside, and spray painted them with red paint we already had. I like the clean look of not having a mantel, but I definitely have some jealousy over the pretty mantel displays that you gals have for the holidays! Just use the old curtains as your pattern for sewing.