Wonderful Fireplace Mantels

Mar 3rd
fireplace mantels tips
fireplace mantels tips

Fireplace mantels are a welcome addition to any home. It is an attractive center for a main room and can add value to home. Building a fireplace at home is a great DIY project, and knows basics for construction can save you time and money.

Preparation

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Find perfect for your home fireplace location. If you are using generic plans for construction of fireplace mantels make sure it will fit in location you have chosen. Mark location of fireplace wall. You will have three main components: home, combustion chamber and cap.

Hood

Choose a design of cap that complements design of your home. There are many prefabricated homes that you can buy and are free to make your own design. There are several styles including rectangular openings, arched openings, and corner.

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Size fireplace mantels

By taking initial steps, it is essential that depth of fireplace front to back is two-thirds height of chimney. Thus, a fire that is 60 inches (152.4 cm) in height should be 40 inches (101.6 cm) deep. This is to ensure that smoke from fire can be expelled by chimney flue, tube that carries smoke outside house. Make sure area where home is located is level and check it constantly during construction.

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