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An insulating fireplace mask you can build that will seal your fireplace to prevent heat loss and cold drafts. Can be easily removed when you want to use the fireplace.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Nov 1979 (v.57#11) pg. 53

Bouquet of tulips pattern painted on fireplace screen. Estimated cost: $27.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1981 (v.59#7) pg. 74, 120

Fireplace fan made from muslin.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Dec 1981 (v.59#12) pg. 77, 154

Painted fireboard pattern features a cat and plant on a windowsill. Est. cost: $12.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1982 (v.60#7) pg. 88, 140

Poster fireboard. Conceal your fireplace by gluing a decorative poster to a piece of hardboard which is then placed in front of the open fireplace. Est. cost: $5.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Feb 1983 (v.61#2) pg. 76

Woodburned and painted fireplace ornaments depict a Victorian lady and gentleman.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Nov 1985 (v.63#11) pg. 104, 184, 186

"Basket of Flowers" fireboard. Full-size pattern can be ordered.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Dec 1986 (v.64#12) pg. 53, 124

"People" firescreen features six cutout figures, hinged together, to cover a fireplace opening. Est. cost: $65.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1989 (v.67#7) pg. 22, 32

Yuletide tree fireboard. Six painted wooden Christmas-tree shapes, 30" tall, are hinged together to make a 69" long folding screen. Est. cost: $76
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1989 (v.67#7) pg. 106, 118

Folding fire screen consists of 6 "potted sunflowers" cut from pine and hinged together.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Aug 1990 (v.68#8) pg. 134, 136

Screening rooms. How to build and use a basic folding screen. (1) Window screen version to filter a view but let breezes through. (2) Wallpapered screen that simulates raised panels. (3) Fabric screen. (4) Miniature folding screen to hide a fireplace opening.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Apr 1999 (v.77#4) pg. 21

How to make a fireboard to fill a hearth opening when the fireplace is not in use. Patterns and instructions for a floral fireboard and a cat fireboard are included.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS May 1978 (v.9#4) pg. 24, 37, 55

How to make a fireboard. Build a wooden fireboard to place over fireplace opening during the summer. Decorate with molding and a painted scene.
EARLY AMERICAN LIFE Apr 1981 (v.12#2) pg. 24

Make an English pole fire screen (circa 1750). Used to protect a persons face from the heat of the fireplace and to display a piece of fine needlework.
EARLY AMERICAN LIFE Oct 1984 (v.15#5) pg. 58

Pleated fan to hide a fireplace opening. Make from flowered wallpaper.
FAMILY CIRCLE Apr 24 1979 (v.92#6) pg. 104

Fireplace screen is shaped like a large oriental wooden fan. Est. cost: $12.
FAMILY CIRCLE Oct 23 1984 (v.97#15) pg. 116, 188

Use Plexiglas and self-adhesive magnetic strip to make a "storm window" to place over your fireplace doors when not in use.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #352 Oct 1994 (v.44#9) pg. 54

Ornate fire screen features a tapestry in a decorative frame that is supported by two barley-sugar twist upright legs. Related article tells how to make barley-twist turnings.
FURNITURE #4 1993 pg. 38, 46

Old-fashioned fire screen is cut from particle board and covered with wallpaper. Est. cost: $37.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Aug 1986 (v.203#2) pg. 119, 218

Tip: How to make a simple fireplace cover.
HANDY ANDY Sep 1980 (v.4#10) pg. 75

Tip: Make a decorative paper fan from matching wallpaper to conceal the opening of a fireplace.
HOMEOWNER Sep 1986 (v.11#7) pg. 14

How to stencil a floor cloth, bed cover and fireboard using 19th century Early American motifs. Stencil patterns and instructions furnished.
LADIES HOME JOURNAL NEEDLE & CRAFT Fall-Winter 1978 (v.9#1) pg. 72, 104

Conceal your fireplace opening during the summer with either a fireplace fan or a fire screen fabric collage.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS May-Jun 1982 (v.27#3) pg. 46, 90, 128

Fireplace screen in wooden frame is embroidered with the alphabet and ciphers to resemble a sampler.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Aug 1985 (v.30#4) pg. 72, 73

Traditional "tree of life" design is used to make a fireplace screen, wall hanging and trio of pillows from felt applique.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Aug 1986 (v.31#4) pg. 64, 88

Folk art fireboard to cover a fireplace when not in use is worked in a floral needlepoint design.
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY Mar-Apr 1980 (v.3#2) pg. 40, 51

Make a removable aluminum cover for front of fireplace to close up the opening and keep heat from escaping up the chimney.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1980 (v.153#1) pg. 63

Fireplace cover-ups for the off-season. Folding screens consist of hinged wooden frames and panels of either bamboo or punched aluminum.
SUNSET May 1992 (v.188#5) pg. 124

Quick cover-up. How to construct a fabric screen to hide a fireplace opening.
THREADS #48 Aug-Sep 1993 pg. 56

Decorator's fire screen. A wooden frame (32"x32") on two feet is fitted with a decorative fabric panel.
WOOD MAGAZINE #130 Feb 2001 (v.18#1) pg. 68, Insert

Making a Georgian fire-screen reproduction (circa 1760).
WOODWORKER #1090 Sep 1984 (v.88) pg. 584

Decorative firescreen (24"x34") features barley-twist spirals that are laid out and carved using the techniques described in this article.
WOODWORKER May 1989 (v.93#5) pg. 466

Fireplace screen consists of a wooden frame designed to display a fabric tapestry behind clear glass. Incorporates simple lathe work. Overall dimensions: 32" tall x 25" wide.
WOODWORKER Apr 1990 (v.94#4) pg. 376

Firescreen which is free to pivot in a frame. The screen displays a tapestry in the vertical position. When pivoted to the horizontal position, it becomes a small serving table.
WOODWORKER Sep 1993 (v.97#9) pg. 50