The process of building a fireplace involves selecting a location, cutting a hole in the existing wall, constructing the surrounding structure and either constructing a chimney or installing electric or gas lines for non... More » Home & Garden Heating & Cooling

Building a wooden fireplace mantel requires the use of a circular saw, a miter saw, an electric drill and driver and a brad nailer. Supplies necessary include veneer plywood, shoe molding, crown molding, integrated baseb... More » Home & Garden Heating & Cooling

Indoor open fireplaces come in many shapes and sizes from wall mounted and freestanding to minimalistic and hanging or suspended fireplaces; all open fireplaces can be installed by purchasing a kit and following the guid... More » Home & Garden Heating & Cooling
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