After knowing why we need to have fireplace grates, the next big question that assails us is which one we should buy. There are hundreds of different types, made of different materials, and in many different models.
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.
Gel fuel is an awesome compound that's really useful when combined with ventless fireplaces. It can be expensive, though, so learning how to make gel fuel can be handy.
Need to add heat to a room? While a traditional fireplace might be too much bother, an electric one may not. Find out about them here.
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!
If you are looking for some supplemental heat at home, you might want to learn more about an electric corner fireplace.
Electric inserts are not the same thing as vent-free gas fireplaces. Read on to discover what differentiates one from the other.
If you're thinking about using wood heat or need to brush up on your wood-chopping skills, you'll want to check out this article on chopping wood by hand.
Get more than just warmth from your home fireplaces with these helpful tips for using wood ash around the home and garden.
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, stonework, and of course, the mantel.
Building a gas fire pit seems like 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.
Pros and cons of vent-free gas log fireplaces. How safe are vent-free units? Cautions before you buy and install a vent-free unit.
If you live in a relatively modern home, you can save yourself a bundle by sweeping your own chimney. It is not for the faint of heart, but a very doable DYI home project.
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.