Here are are some sequential project photos showing the evolution of my recent fireplace installation.
Final project posted on LJ here.
The starting point. Nowhere to go but up.
Everything removed and framing out the new fireplace insert.
Building the tile surround. FYI, Gorilla Tape is awesome for holding the big pieces in place while they set!
Mounting of the 50+lb mantle piece with 4 1/4” thick steel brackets. (it held my weight without moving)
Fabrication of the custom walnut panels.
Preparing the hearth for tiling (pre-side trim installation)
Hearth tile detail
The finished product:
-- Andy Brownell