Creating a DIY present-day fireside for our domestic became my to-do listing from day one! Originally, I desired a nook fireside (like what became presented whilst we constructed our domestic) however now I’m so satisfied I waited.
When I got here up with the concept for constructed-ins, I determined to consist of the fireside in that too. I’m so satisfied with the manner the whole thing grew to become out, and it feels love it became usually supposed to be in our domestic. Also, it’s a unique way for to Touchstone for supplying the electrical insert.
I selected the 45-inch insert for more than one reason. It became present-day and affordable, didn’t appear too large or too small and the width of it fits up flawlessly to our 55-inch TV. In this manner, the whole thing is flawlessly focused on the wall and doesn’t experience unbalanced.
There are such a lot of splendid tutorials on modern fireplaces ideas and all are so extraordinary and custom. My layout and measurements are primarily based totally on our domestic and insert, so I simply form of made it up as I went alongside and didn’t take many pictures. However, when you have any questions please allow me to realize and I will attempt to help!
My measurements are primarily based totally on my built-ins due to the fact I desired the whole thing flush and symmetrical, however, you could create your personal measurements in your space. The peak for the fireside (now no longer consisting of the mantel) is forty-five inches, the width is sixty-two inches and the intensity is thirteen inches. Again, I didn’t take any photos at some point of the construction so I created a few very primary (now no longer to scale) renderings of the way it’s miles all positioned together.
For the edges, I used the 2×2’s to create the help. I reduce every piece of wood at forty-five inches for the peak, after which 10 inches for the internal portions. Their width is thirteen inches in total. Remember a 2×2 is greater like a 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″.
The Touchstone electric-powered insert got here with extremely good commands and certain measurements for constructing a body. I became capable of using the measurements to construct the front body. I commenced with a primary square, then delivered middle support, in which the fireside will take a seat down on. For more support, 3 greater portions had been delivered underneath. Then, facet helps and a pinnacle for round the fireside. You’ll want the edges due to the fact the fireside insert is screwed into these.
Then, it’s time to begin attaching the whole thing together. Because the studs withinside the wall didn’t line up within which my facet helps for the fireside area, I connected 1×6’s to the wall. Then, I connected the facet helps to the 1×6’s with wooden screws. Next, connecting the front body to the facet helps. Here you could additionally dry-suit the fireside insert and make any changes as needed.
Front And Side Design
Now it’s time to create the front. Using 1/four inch plywood, reduce to sixty-one inches huge and forty-five inches tall, I measured the hole for the electrical insert. I used an immediate area and my jigsaw to reduce the hole after which connected the complete piece with my nailgun. Then, I repeated the identical steps for the sides.
However, for the facet subsequent to the built-in, I reduce the facet nearly in 1/2 of and best completely connected the front piece (greater in this later). Once the front is connected, screw the hearth in and connect the glass to the front in step with Touchstone instructions. Then got here a laugh a part of the hearth design.
Originally, I idea I desired a fake cement appearance and become making plans to try this with paint, like this suggested picture. I cherished the grey and it become a tremendous shadeation. However, as I become approximately midway into the task I determined to simply paint it my go-to white, Ultra White with the aid of using Valspar. It’s the identical shadeation as our bookcases, so now the attention simply flows at some point of the room without straight away being interested in a darkish grey fireplace.
Secret Access And Storage
I extensively utilized 1×2’s to create an easy layout throughout the front and cowl the seams from the plywood on every corner. The 1×2’s have been used to border out the built-ins, so now the whole thing is tied together. On one aspect of the hearth, the aspect is wedged into the vicinity rather than being completely attached.
I left this establishing in order that we are able to get entry to the electric for the hearth and our television components (they’re withinside the mantel) whilst we want to. Now, the complete fireside doesn’t want to be disassembled to benefit get entry to. While I do want we had a flowery Frame TV, I definitely don’t thoughts our television here.
It’s established to the wall and the hearth and mantel pop out ways sufficient to wherein it appears natural. It’s any other motive why I didn’t construct the hearth all of the manners as much as the ceiling due to the fact as soon as the mantel and fireside have been hung, it might protrude out even similarly into the room. Overall I am so satisfied with this DIY current fireside.
The Touchstone electric-powered insert is first-rate too! There are such a lot of exclusive alternatives from the shadeation of the flames, the electricity of the fire, and warmth or no heat. Sometimes we flip it on only for the quiet colors. Next, take a look at our DIY fireside mantel with storage!