It always used to break my heart when I had to throw away my scraps. Now they are fuel for heating the living room.
Although my fireplace upgrade project has been completed for a couple of months, I wasn’t able to give it a try until recently. With Halloween eve dropping down to the 30’s, I couldn’t wait any longer. The new Lennox insert and rebuilt flue pipe worked perfectly. Ironically, the first log I burned was a walnut log, the same materials as the mantle piece as well. I’m looking forward to many warm nights by the fire with the family for years to come.
My wife and I recently decided to replace our c. 1983 style, home developer special, P.O.S. fireplace/mantle/hearth. I worked with a designer here in Cincinnati, Space Expressions, Inc. to come up with a design that complimented the overall style of our home’s interior design and furnitue.
We had a new wood-burning fireplace insert put in by contractors.
The 16” square walnut panels are made from 1/16” bookmatched veneer on 1.25” thick MDF. The grain direction alternates vertical/horizontal to mimic logs and flames of a fireplace. They are mounted with plenty of industrial adhesive to keep them in place.
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