Hearth Renovation

illini81 Posted By illini81, Feb 13, 2019 at 8:24 PM

  1. ben94122

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    Nice job! You nailed the look from the photos at the start of the thread. So, what did you learn?
     
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  2. illini81

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    Thanks! I learned:

    1. How to mix mortar. Took a little practice, but at the end I felt like I kinda sorta knew what I was doing.

    2. Keeping mortar spacing consistent was essentially impossible for me, as a beginner. Especially with real stone and so all the stones are different. However, I concluded that the variability isn't too noticeable once you take a few steps back.

    3. I should have used grout release on the hearth stones before putting them in place. They got stained and I was kind of bummed about it. Have mostly got over it since then :)

    4. I really like working with stone! Suddenly I saw all sorts of places inside and outside at our place that it'd be fun to use stone. Won't end up doing it I'm sure - all of the projects would be complete nice to haves, but it would be really fun and I like the look of stone.


    Can't wait to get some use out of the hearth next year!
     
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  3. JosephWillcox

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    Thanks for the pics. I can take ideas from what you suggested.
     

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