Diy Outdoor Fireplace


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Diy Outdoor Fireplace

For a Traditional FireboxA traditional outdoor firebox fireplace looks very much like an indoor fireplace. It may have a mantle, hearth, chimney, and other elements of a fireplace, except it is outside. Build a Platform The first thing you need to do is to build a platform with concrete. Make a wooden form the same size as the base of the fireplace that you are planning on building. Prepare the base area with cushioning sand (as in the directions for the fire pit above), and then pour the concrete until the platform is the same level as the deck. Allow it to set according to the directions on the concrete mix. Frame It Once the concrete has set, go back in and frame in the fireplace area and chimney. Double check to see that you have followed any height requirements that the city has specified. Use 2x4s to outline the shape of the chimney and the fireplace and cover carefully with plywood. Add the firebox and flue according the manufacturer’s instructions. Finishing Complete your fireplace according to your plan by covering it with stucco, a masonry veneer, or your material of choice. While there are many metal fireplaces by various companies, masonry should be the first choice for its durability and easy installation. Metal tends to rust and weaken after a few years exposed to the weather. Make sure that there is at least one inch of non-combustible material between flammable materials and the fire. Building with Brick If the fireplace is to be brick, then no framing is needed. Use firebrick, a heatproof brick, and refractory mortar. Both of these materials are made to withstand the heat from a fire. Regular brick can explode when exposed to high heat, and while regular mortar will work with firebrick, it is not made to withstand the heat and is, therefore, less durable than the refractory mortar. Using a template with a 90-degree angle, lay the first course of brick along it on the surface of the platform. Keep the brick squared up and work carefully. Build up the sides, stopping often to check the walls with a level. Fireplace Kits There are many companies that carry outdoor fireplace boxes and flu inserts. Some companies have the whole fireplace available in kit form, which makes it much simpler to build since your materials are already there. A little research, a bit of note-taking, and a weekend or two could give you the outdoor room of your dreams. Once the fireplace is in, then you will be able to design the area around it, bringing in furniture and other items to make it truly an extension of your home. Knowing how to build an outdoor fireplace is a great skill, and building one is a great way to improve the value of your home and increase its living space.
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Diy Outdoor Fireplace

A traditional outdoor firebox fireplace looks very much like an indoor fireplace. It may have a mantle, hearth, chimney, and other elements of a fireplace, except it is outside. Build a Platform The first thing you need to do is to build a platform with concrete. Make a wooden form the same size as the base of the fireplace that you are planning on building. Prepare the base area with cushioning sand (as in the directions for the fire pit above), and then pour the concrete until the platform is the same level as the deck. Allow it to set according to the directions on the concrete mix. Frame It Once the concrete has set, go back in and frame in the fireplace area and chimney. Double check to see that you have followed any height requirements that the city has specified. Use 2x4s to outline the shape of the chimney and the fireplace and cover carefully with plywood. Add the firebox and flue according the manufacturer’s instructions. Finishing Complete your fireplace according to your plan by covering it with stucco, a masonry veneer, or your material of choice. While there are many metal fireplaces by various companies, masonry should be the first choice for its durability and easy installation. Metal tends to rust and weaken after a few years exposed to the weather. Make sure that there is at least one inch of non-combustible material between flammable materials and the fire. Building with Brick If the fireplace is to be brick, then no framing is needed. Use firebrick, a heatproof brick, and refractory mortar. Both of these materials are made to withstand the heat from a fire. Regular brick can explode when exposed to high heat, and while regular mortar will work with firebrick, it is not made to withstand the heat and is, therefore, less durable than the refractory mortar. Using a template with a 90-degree angle, lay the first course of brick along it on the surface of the platform. Keep the brick squared up and work carefully. Build up the sides, stopping often to check the walls with a level. Fireplace Kits There are many companies that carry outdoor fireplace boxes and flu inserts. Some companies have the whole fireplace available in kit form, which makes it much simpler to build since your materials are already there. A little research, a bit of note-taking, and a weekend or two could give you the outdoor room of your dreams. Once the fireplace is in, then you will be able to design the area around it, bringing in furniture and other items to make it truly an extension of your home. Knowing how to build an outdoor fireplace is a great skill, and building one is a great way to improve the value of your home and increase its living space.
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Diy Outdoor Fireplace

Outdoor Fireplace DesignThe next thing to consider is how are you going to use your new outdoor fireplace? Make a list of all of the roles you want your outdoor fireplace to play and try to find a design that fills as many of those desires as possible. If you will be using it mostly for ambiance and don’t need the heating aspect, then you can go with a traditional-looking enclosed fireplace with a chimney and firebox. If you are interested in the warmth as well as the ambiance, then an open pit fireplace may be just what you are looking for. Are you going to want to use your fireplace for outdoor cooking? If so, you may need to consider what size grate you will need. Keep an eye on the style of your home’s architecture and your decorating style when you are choosing the look of your new, outdoor fireplace. Always maintain at least a three-foot space between your seating area and the fire, no matter what design you use.
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Diy Outdoor Fireplace

The next thing to consider is how are you going to use your new outdoor fireplace? Make a list of all of the roles you want your outdoor fireplace to play and try to find a design that fills as many of those desires as possible. If you will be using it mostly for ambiance and don’t need the heating aspect, then you can go with a traditional-looking enclosed fireplace with a chimney and firebox. If you are interested in the warmth as well as the ambiance, then an open pit fireplace may be just what you are looking for. Are you going to want to use your fireplace for outdoor cooking? If so, you may need to consider what size grate you will need. Keep an eye on the style of your home’s architecture and your decorating style when you are choosing the look of your new, outdoor fireplace. Always maintain at least a three-foot space between your seating area and the fire, no matter what design you use.
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Diy Outdoor Fireplace

Now that cold weather is here, it is time to start enjoying it outdoors. What better place than in your own backyard with one of these cool DIY fireplace and firepit ideas. Roast marshmallows over one, add some DIY seating around it, sit by your new fireplace and enjoy a glass of wine with friends. With the holidays coming up, we do not all have enough room for all those guest to sit inside, either. If you want to send them outdoors, try one of these easy step by step tutorials and build a cool outdoor project this weekend. 1. DIY Firepit In 4 Easy Steps abeautifulmess 2. Outdoor Firepit On A Budget keepingitsimplecrafts 3. Fire Pit With Landscape Wall Stones ehow 4. Easy Firepit DIY bowerpowerblog 5. Simple DIY Outdoor Firepit scatteredthoughtsofacraftymom
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Diy Outdoor Fireplace

Plan on adding any additional features to the fireplace area. Your fireplace doesn’t merely need to be a hearth. In fact, if you’re building an outdoor fireplace, it makes sense to outfit it with other uses or aesthetic furnishings. Consider: Built-in seating. Warming yourself by the heat of the hearth is a real treat, so why not build seat walls as an extension of the fireplace itself? It looks wonderful and adds instant charm to any outdoor fireplace. Wood storage. Convenient if you’re building a wood-burning fireplace, a compartment or space for wood will make stoking the fire easy and painless.

Diy Outdoor Fireplace

Diy Outdoor Fireplace

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