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Old 06-12-2018, 07:55 PM   #1
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Here is our old fire place.
We never really liked the gray marble. I built this mantel many years ago and it's time for a change.
After giving the front of the house a facelift, I had some stone left over and some brick left over from the smokehouse. So I had to use all these leftovers for something.

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Old 06-12-2018, 07:56 PM   #2
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Out with the old.


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Old 06-12-2018, 08:04 PM   #3
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Now need to build a wall strong enough to hold the stone.
3/4" plywood framed with cedar.

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Old 06-12-2018, 08:05 PM   #4
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Oh yeah, this isn't a real fireplace anymore.
We might add a gas stove later.
We'll see...

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Old 06-12-2018, 08:09 PM   #5
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The mantel is a 2" slab of cedar.

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Old 06-12-2018, 08:19 PM   #6
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Framing all finished, time for some brick. Well sort of brick. The brick in the floor is some old brick donated by another tbh member. I liked the old look.
The brick inside is a veneer, real brick just 1/2" thick. The veneer was purchased from Amazon. Yall should have seen the little UPS girl carrying 100 lbs of brick veneer up the steps!


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Old 06-12-2018, 08:23 PM   #7
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I used a thin set mortar for the veneer right on the plywood. Hope this holds up. They said it would at YouTube university.
I guess I'll be remodeling again in a couple years if they were wrong!

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Old 06-12-2018, 08:27 PM   #8
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Now for the hardie board backing for the stone.
I'll come back to this again in a bit.

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Old 06-12-2018, 08:32 PM   #9
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Now more of the brick donated by Lynn21 for the arch.

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Old 06-12-2018, 08:38 PM   #10
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Ok, stone backer board finished over the arch and started putting wire mesh on then cover the whole thing with mortar.

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Old 06-12-2018, 08:41 PM   #11
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Going to place the stone under the mantel first.

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Old 06-12-2018, 08:43 PM   #12
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Looking good so far
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Old 06-12-2018, 08:46 PM   #13
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Now stone above the mantel.

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Old 06-12-2018, 08:47 PM   #14
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Looking good so far
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Old 06-12-2018, 08:52 PM   #15
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I grossly miscounted the veneer and had to order more from Amazon.
This time the UPS driver asked me what was in the box that weighed so much!

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Old 06-12-2018, 08:54 PM   #16
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Strong work - looks great.
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Old 06-12-2018, 08:55 PM   #17
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Time to clean it up, hang decorations and build a "fire".

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Old 06-12-2018, 08:57 PM   #18
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great job, I really like it!
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Old 06-12-2018, 08:59 PM   #19
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Wow, very nice Charlie! You are a talented guy!!!
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Old 06-12-2018, 09:00 PM   #20
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Very nice overhaul you have going on there. I built an outdoor fireplace years ago and swore I would never do another due to the work involved.

Fast forward to today and I am having trouble trying to find someone to do a stone alcove/wall for my wood burning stove in my barndo. Looks like I'll be doing this one myself too. My mantle is a 7ft long and 4" thick slab of oak.

Looks like you're not far from finishing, congrats on the build.
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Old 06-12-2018, 09:08 PM   #22
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Wow, very nice Charlie! You are a talented guy!!!
Thanks Larry!


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Old 06-12-2018, 09:11 PM   #23
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Very nice overhaul you have going on there. I built an outdoor fireplace years ago and swore I would never do another due to the work involved.

Fast forward to today and I am having trouble trying to find someone to do a stone alcove/wall for my wood burning stove in my barndo. Looks like I'll be doing this one myself too. My mantle is a 7ft long and 4" thick slab of oak.

Looks like you're not far from finishing, congrats on the build.
I bet this time you will enjoy the build more.
I've found that the older I get, I gain more patience and therefore slow down and enjoy my projects more.

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Old 06-12-2018, 09:46 PM   #24
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Good looking fireplace!
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Old 06-13-2018, 11:33 AM   #25
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Very nice.
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Old 06-14-2018, 04:22 AM   #26
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Old 06-14-2018, 04:17 PM   #27
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That looks sharp, great job.
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Old 06-14-2018, 04:31 PM   #28
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I like... good job...
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Old 06-14-2018, 04:32 PM   #29
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Wow awesome
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Old 06-14-2018, 06:04 PM   #30
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Well done!
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Old 06-14-2018, 07:38 PM   #31
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Awesome job. Looks great
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