How to Build an Awesome Fireplace in Just One Weekend

How to Build an Awesome Fireplace in Just One Weekend

A step-by-step guide on how to build an electric fireplace surround.

Picture a glamorous fireplace glowing under you flat screen TV and giving your living room an upscale and welcoming feel. Imagine your house guests enjoying a charming atmosphere your fireplace creates. 

If you are ready to bring this dream into reality, we found a handy guide that shows you exactly how to install an electric fireplace under a TV and build a stone surround in just one weekend. Video courtesy of Whitney Hansen from http://whitneyhansen.com/.

1. Build a mantel 

Materials ($25):

2. Frame a wall

  • Get a visual by taping on your wall
  • Build out the frame
  • Secure the frame to studs, then secure both frames together
  • Materials ($160) + Fireplace ($499)

    Dimensions: 

    • Fireplace insert 50.5"
    • Mantel 60"
    • Wall 75" wide x 8" tall x 8 deep 

    3. Sheetrock the wall

    Prime the sheetrock first.

    Materials ($20)

    4. Install stone on the wall

    • Lay rock on tarpfigure out the pattern. Mix different colors so it looks natural.
    • Rent a wet tile saw (about $60 per day)
    • Let dry for 24 hours
    • Hang TV, Secure the fireplace

    Materials ($600):

    Total: $1,314 and one weekend!

    What are you waiting for? Start your project today! :)






    Also in DIY Projects

    How to Start a Fire in 7 Easy Steps
    How to Start a Fire in 7 Easy Steps

    There is a quick and easy way to start a fire in your fire pit and we are going to break it down to you step by step and even show you the video explaining exactly how to do it.

    View full article →

    The Easiest Way to Bring Your Old Fireplace Back to Life
    The Easiest Way to Bring Your Old Fireplace Back to Life

    Do you have an old fireplace and you don’t even remember the last time you used it because of all the mess involved? You are not alone. These days more and more people are coming to a realization that traditional fireplaces are impractical and harmful to people’s health and our planet’s environment. If you are ready to start using your fireplace again in a mess-free, convenient, and responsible way, you can do that with the help of an ethanol insert.

    View full article →

    How to Build Your Own Bio-Ethanol Fireplace Using Ethanol Burner
    How to Build Your Own Bio-Ethanol Fireplace Using Ethanol Burner

    With modern bio-ethanol burners, you can design and build your own eco-friendly ventless fireplace. All you need is an ethanol burner and some non-flammable material. 

    View full article →