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I'm redesigning my fireplace/hearth. Where can I find pictures for design ideas?

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by ecfinn, Aug 7, 2006.

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  1. ecfinn

    ecfinn New Member

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    Hi all,

    I'm about to tear down the wood mantle, and painted bricks on the facade of my fireplace so I can rebuild it to look like more of a classic design. I'm also redoing the hearth itself. If I get a chance tonight I'll post a pic of the hideous purple/gold faux finish applied to the wood and bricks now. I'm installing an insert soon and would prefer something with a plain brick facade and solid stone mantle. I've got a friend who's a mason who will do the work for me, but I need to provide the design and that's where I'm struggling.

    Where do I find lots of pictures of fireplaces to look through so my wife and I can pick the ideas we like? Are there industry magazines, or websites, or something? I've done a lot of google searches and not much has come up that's organized very well.

    Any help/suggestions/ideas/pictures would be greatly appreciated.

    Eric Finn

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  2. Shane

    Shane Minister of Fire

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    Alot of fireplace dealers have the book(s) called Firespaces. They're full of great ideas. Also hit alot of dealer websites there are a few that have pictures of their work. The cultured stone catalog and website have numerous ideas for fireplaces as well. Manufacturer web sites have alot of great pictures too.
  3. Nokoni

    Nokoni New Member

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    Try the library. I found several books there that give lots of ideas. I also found some good pictures in library books that were more like decorating books~log cabin home books had good pictures of different hearth and stove ideas.
  4. Mo Heat

    Mo Heat Mod Emeritus

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  5. wg_bent

    wg_bent Minister of Fire

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    If you want a classic design, take a look at mine here:

    Before the Osburn link

    Look at the final pictures I posted. It's about as traditional a fireplace as you get....Colonial design.
  6. Roospike

    Roospike New Member

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    You can do a google or yahoo search under images . Search: hearth , fireplace , woodstove .
  7. gawebster

    gawebster Member

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    Go to:

    http://www.fireplacex.com

    and click on Design Ideas.

    There might be some hearth ideas there that may interest you.

    Gary
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