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Updating from the 60's

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This is another example of using custom made hearth, mantle, and tile pieces to remodel a
sixties fireplace. It takes precise measuring and design to accomplish this feat. There are
decisions to be made regarding the style of mantle (we offer 38), material (paint grade,
oak, knotty pine, maple), paint color or stain, and tile (12 choices from the mantle build-
er). In addition, the fireplace insert and options are choices to be made. In this job, the
insert chosen was an Envirogas Focus with the gold bay front. We like to use this unit since
it is possible to eliminate the steel insert surround usually needed to cover the existing
fireplace opening. Since we are able to customize the inside opening of the tile piece, we
are able to make it small enough to avoid using the steel surround. The result is less obvi-
ously an insert and more like a glass door on a conventional fireplace.

Again, gas pipe, electricity, and a direct vent system were installed in the existing fire-
place.

The homeowner tore out the built in cabinet and panelling. He sheetrocked the wall and
repainted. Nice!


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