Fireplace and Mantel Ideas: Design, Build and Install Your Dream Fireplace Mantel

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Design, build and install your dream fireplace mantel with this updated edition of a popular classic. Inside you'll find two new step-by-step instructions on carving a rustic mantel with woodcarving tools and building a classic fireplace mantel using general woodworking skills and tools. In addition, the author includes an amazing selection of classic fireplace mantel designs including English traditional, Country French, Victorian, Art Nouveau, and more.

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Trade Paperback New The history, technology, and structure of fireplaces and mantles are discussed in this updated edition. A full discussion of wood-and gas-fired fireplaces ... helps builders decide which model works best for them. Two detailed projects, carving a western-themed mantle and installing a classic mantle, provide practical direction for constructing a mantle from start to finish. A full-color idea gallery with dimensioned original drawings, photographs, and detailed close-ups offers inspiration for choosing the perfect mantle design. Featured styles include Art Nouveau, Country French, and English Traditional. A helpful appendix of dealers and suppliers throughout Canada and the United States completes this guide to designing and installing a fireplace and mantle unit. Read more Show Less

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Overview

Design, build and install your dream fireplace mantel with this updated edition of a popular classic. Inside you'll find two new step-by-step instructions on carving a rustic mantel with woodcarving tools and building a classic fireplace mantel using general woodworking skills and tools. In addition, the author includes an amazing selection of classic fireplace mantel designs including English traditional, Country French, Victorian, Art Nouveau, and more.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565232297
  • Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/28/2004
  • Edition description: 2nd Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 8.62 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Meet the Author

John Lewman is an art director with Hallmark, a practicing designer, and author with nearly 40 years experience in designing and detailing products for the home and home craftsperson. His specialty is creating how-tos that are easily followed and expertly mapped for the beginner and professional.

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Table of Contents

Chapter One 1
The Living Fireplace
A brief history of the hearth.
Chapter Two 11
Fireplace Technology
Hearth size and construction.
Chapter Three 23
Wood-Fired Fireplaces
Traditional and high-efficiency.
Chapter Four 37
Gas-Fired Fireplaces
High-efficiency appliances.
Chapter Five 41
The Mantel Masters
Today's master craftsmen.
Chapter Six 49
The Basic Mantel
Simplified construction details.
Chapter Seven 59
Mantels Portfolio
Illustrations of original designs with exploded views.
Chapter Eight 77
Idea Gallery
A mantel design for every taste.
Appendix 81
Fireplace Dealers & Suppliers
Selected addresses and phone numbers of United States and Canadian dealers and local suppliers representing a large variety of goods and services.

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