My DIY Stone Veneer Fireplace Project

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Published on March 18, 2018

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My DIY Stone Veneer Fireplace Project : My DIY Stone Veneer Fireplace Project We have a log cabin in the north Georgia mountains. It originally had a builder-grade wood surround on the fireplace, but what could be better in a log cabin than a stacked  stone fireplace ? My DIY Stone Veneer Fireplace Project : I’ve done my share of remodeling projects , but I had not done stone masonry work before this. Perhaps like you, I watched a lot of YouTube videos on the subject and decided it was a project I could tackle. My plan was to do a floor-to-ceiling  stone veneer  to accommodate the existing firebox that is flush with the log wall. My photos don’t show it, but the room’s floor is hardwood except for in front of the fireplace, which is now slate tile in a 6’ x 30’ area. This makes that side of the room feel like a fireplace space, but there is no hearth. This saved me from needing hearth cap stones and simplified the overall stone install project. My DIY Stone Veneer Fireplace Project My DIY Stone Veneer Fireplace Project : My online search for materials brought me to NorthStar Stone . I talked through my project with Alan, hearing about the stone options and how North Star makes them to color specifications. Not being in the showroom, I selected my product based on the samples on the website and queued up my order. I felt like the cost of the material was such a good deal that the shipping cost to me in Georgia was worth it. I could tell that Alan was determined that my product met their high-quality standards on color accuracy and he followed up to ensure that shipping went as it should. I will say to buyers who might be hesitant to purchase something like this online, it isn’t an automatic, anonymous process . My DIY Stone Veneer Fireplace Project My DIY Stone Veneer Fireplace Project : My DIY Stone Veneer Fireplace Project For cutting,I used a 4.5” diamond blade on my angle grinder. I was actually surprised how easily the stone material cut, and then used the grinder to make the cut edges less perfect for blending with other stone. Given that the install is a “flat fireplace” (i.e. no corners or extended depth), I used uncut stones on both sides and worked to the middle, putting the cut stones in varying. My DIY Stone Veneer Fireplace Project : I used a traditional “squeeze” grout bag to put the mortar between the stones. The particular mortar I used being so quick to dry ended up translating to only mixing about a grout bag or two at a time, but once I figured out the right mix for this (i.e. thinker than I expected), it went pretty well. The stone install portion of the effort (including the grouting) was about 20 hours spread out over several days. I would imagine that the pros can do this project a lot faster and if I was to do it again, I could as well. My pacing was based more on tinkering with the mortar mix and resting as I went, so others might have different timeframes. I’m pretty happy with the results and it’s always great to be able to add a new “I built that” to my list of projects. Hopefully my photos and story are useful to you – if you’re a DIYer who’s able to plan, prep for, cut and lay floor tile, you should be able to do this too, with help from Alan and NorthStar Stone . My DIY Stone Veneer Fireplace Project My DIY Stone Veneer Fireplace Project : https://northstarstone.biz/stone-veneer / https://northstarstone.biz/stone-veneer-fireplace / https://northstarstone.biz/stone-fireplaces/ My DIY Stone Veneer Fireplace Project

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