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Fireplace & Mantel Ideas: Design, Build and Install Your Dream Fireplace Mantelby John Lewman
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Inside You'll Find Detailed Instructions On How To Source, Buy, Build and Install Your Dream Fireplace Mantel Includes dozens of photos of custom sketched and hand-carved classical masterpieces You'll enjoy reviewing complete designs you can build and finish yourself. Choosing the fireplace mantel that is right for your home is easy with this comprehensive, easy-to-read design and installation guide. You'll enjoy reviewing the dozens of classic fireplace mantel designs that include English Traditional, Country French, Victoria, Art Nouveau, Classical French, Neopclassical and more. A practical how-to guide on building and installing mantel of your dreams. Dimensioned original drawings, full-colored photographs, and detailed photo close-ups will add depth and realism to your creative planning. In addition, you'll enjoy reviewing installation details for the EPA -Approved and energy-efficient Rumford fireplace. Appendix includes a complete list of manufacturers and suppliers. John Lewman,a practicing designer and author, has over 35 years of experience designing and detailing products for the home and home craftsmen. His speciality is creating how-to's that are easily followed and expertly mapped for the beginner and professional.
You'll enjoy reviewing the dozens of classic fireplace mantel designs that include English Traditional, Country French, Victorian, Art Nouveau, Classical French, Neoclassical and more. A practical how-to guide on building and installing the mantel of your dreams. This book includes dimensioned original drawings, full-color photographs and detailed photo close-ups that will add depth and realism to your creative planning. In addition, you'll enjoy reviewing installation details for the EPA-approved and energy-efficient Rumford fireplace. Appendix includes a complete list of manufacturers and suppliers.
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.
About the Author
John Lewman has been a home designer and craftsman for 35 years. He lives in Lenexa, Kansas.
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 and 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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