Building an outdoor fireplace is something that most anyone can do with the right tools, some instructions, and the help of some friends. Whether you use a kit or make it from the ground up, ultimately it will add value to your home.
Easy instructions with photos show how I make paper bricks. Don't shred and soak newspaper when making paper logs for burning in your fire. My paper logs dry so quickly I can even burn them next day!
After knowing why we need to have a fireplace grate in our fireplaces, the next big question that assails us is which one should we buy? There are hundreds of different types, made of different materials, and in even more models. Learning which...
With some simple tools, a little effort and a few safety precautions, building a fieldstone fire pit is a weekend DIY project that your family and friends will enjoy for many years to come.
Wood stoves, pellet stoves and fireplace inserts have been incredibly popular for decades, and when you look at the eco-friendly and financial advantages, you can see why.
We had to remove an old wood stove and wanted a simple home renovation project that would add some ambiance to the room with minimal expense. Our simple and inexpensive corner fireplace solution made a dramatic improvement. See the before and after photos....
Building a gas fire pit seems an onerous task for a do-it-yourself (DIY) full or partial project. That is, until you unlock your skepticism and ignite your curiosity to learn more about the topic.
Electric inserts are not the same thing as vent-free gas fireplaces. Read on to discover what differentiates one from the other.
This article covers all the basic steps from start to finish on how to build a fireplace surround. I cover instructions on how to build the frame, drywall, stone work, and of course, the mantel.