How to frame a fireplace. By anthony altorenna 152. Tape plastic sheeting or an old drop cloth to a flat surface and use painters tape to outline the shape of your fireplace on it. By paul cronin 0.
Determine the size of your surround including the height width and depth based on your fireplace insert. The floor can be framed out of two 2x4 knee walls with 34 osb covering the floor. Updated on november 10 2016.
One of the trickiest elements of a corner fireplace is getting the front angled wall long enough for the mantel you plan to use. In fact by some estimates homeowners recoup 130 percent of the amount they invest to build a fireplace with 78 percent of home buyers rating fireplaces as a desirable amenity. Using straight cut tin snips measure and cut metal studs and tracks to construct the framework for the surround.
Again its important to note the height of the mantel in your design. Here well show you how to install a gas fireplace. Dont worry about installin.
I am in love with the way this turned out. Clearances are specified in the instructions for the original construction and framing for the fireplace. How i make quick and easy newspaper bricks for burning in my fire.
I hope this video inspires you to make your house a home and diy your projects. After the basic framebox is built for the fireplace build a floor and ceiling inside the walls where the unit sits. Thats why i decided to build a fireplace surround.
Enjoy the comfort and ambiance of a crackling fire on a cold winters night. Since you are replacing a fireplace insert if it is the same size you should be able to remove the old fireplace insert. Screw the metal tabs on the fireplace to the wood frame to secure it.
How to build a fieldstone fire pit. How to frame a fireplace. The plan to the right is for the same firebox.
Notice the fireplace framing dimensions are the same as those of the first detail. Here well show you how to install a gas fireplace. The base is first by necessity next i frame the lower half of the fireplace surround up to the height of the mantel.
The framing consists of constructing rectangles out of the 2 x 3 spruce studs. Use metal stud screws to secure the studs and tracks to the deck and surrounding walls making sure the structure is level.