Thermal Mass Stove Design/Build Workshop: La Caseta de Milmanda. And, with the help of the organizers at l’Associaci√≥ 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!

Check back in later this week for the final post on transforming my fireplace and built-in bookcases including a DIY tutorial on lining the back of bookcases with burlap ! The best way to choose the style and color of stone is to visit a few showrooms that have fireplaces on display with various stone options.fireplace remodel

I had a gallon of my favorite BEHR RED Paint at home. This project is a good alternative for those of you that desire to give your outdated fireplace a new look without all the mess that tearing it down brick by brick would create. Even the fireplace has a touch of modern with it’s straight lines and smooth surface, but it’s softened by the traditional mantel.www^standout-fireplace-designs^comfireplace remodel

The natural stone costs more than manufactured hearthstones but for most fireplaces it’s not too large of an area so the difference in cost may be doable. In case you missed it, in Monday’s post I blogged about painting the bookcases and adding new moulding and hardware Today I’m going to give you the low-down on designing the stone veneer fireplace.

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.