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Thermal Mass Stove Design/Build Workshop: La Caseta de Milmanda. 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!

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 This project is a good alternative for those of you that desire to give your outdated fireplace a new look without all the mess …

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Fireplace Makeover With Details and Before and After Pictures. 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!

Cool Outdoor Fireplace for your Garden by Hagen and Zohar DigsDigs. Love not only the fireplace but the rest of the room as well. My fireplace obviously has no mantel – not because I made a conscious decision not to have one but because I hadn’t thought to make plans for one before the time of the stone installation.fireplace remodel

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 …

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Five Important Decisions In Designing A Stone Veneer Fireplace (4)

Fireplace Makeover With Details and Before and After Pictures. Here’s a little bit of a side view so you can get a better view of the crown molding on the mantel. I had also installed a bit of ductwork in the chimney to take cold air from the downstairs pantry, heat it with the new thermal mass stove, and send it upstairs to heat the bedrooms.

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.fireplace remodel

Oh, and the new interior design job is going VERY well. It has primer already in it. I chose a couple accent walls, and started painting. …

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Thermal Mass Stove Design/Build Workshop: La Caseta de Milmanda. 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.

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.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 …

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Five Important Decisions In Designing A Stone Veneer Fireplace

Fireplace Makeover With Details and Before and After Pictures. 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.

I’ve worked with local governments and NGO’s on low-income housing construction; non-profits in housing and sustainable agriculture development; and with private companies in renovation and construction. I did this outside of the workshop because they were optional extras, and they also required modifying the existing structure – something I had promised during the workshop that we wouldn’t be doing.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 …

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Five Important Decisions In Designing A Stone Veneer Fireplace (2)

Thermal Mass Stove Design/Build Workshop: La Caseta de Milmanda. Oh, and the new interior design job is going VERY well. It has primer already in it. I chose a couple accent walls, and started painting. We installed a stone facade over the stove, to help it blend in with the original stonework of the fireplace and chimney.fireplace remodel

The paint will get bumped and this helps keep the paint from chipping off the wall. After this, we installed new metal doors for the firebox and white oven, built for us by a local metalworker. When you first shared pictures of your mantel makeover some time ago, I was blown away and kind of intimidated at the same time.fireplace remodel

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 …

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Five Important Decisions In Designing A Stone Veneer Fireplace (3)

Thermal Mass Stove Design/Build Workshop: La Caseta de Milmanda. 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.fireplace remodel

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.

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 …

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Stacked Stone Fireplaces

A statement fireplace can give a room the ‘wow’ factor. Here’s a little bit of a side view so you can get a better view of the crown molding on the mantel. I had also installed a bit of ductwork in the chimney to take cold air from the downstairs pantry, heat it with the new thermal mass stove, and send it upstairs to heat the bedrooms.

I love this – it is a good idea for our red brick fireplace, which I loathe! Your living room now looks like something from a magazine, it is so gorgeous. I really wanted the trim overlap far enough to meet that inside piece of the mantel. We made an insulative mix using expanded clay to slow down the rate of heat loss in the firebox, white oven and heat riser, and a denser mix was used to direct the conduction of heat …