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xx   HOUSE

A look at the fireplace design of Count Rumford (Benjamin Thompson) and at the revival of his design in fireplaces built today.
AMERICANA Jan-Feb 1980 (v.7#6) pg. 66

Tip: How to retile the front of a fireplace with unglazed terra cotta tiles.
APARTMENT LIFE Jun 1979 (v.11#6) pg. 66, 84

Photo shows how enclosing a freestanding fireplace in a wall of 2x4s adds a dramatic touch.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1971 (v.49#5) pg. 45

Photo shows how a colonial style fireplace can be converted into a contemporary style by installation of a floor-to-ceiling steel hood.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1971 (v.49#5) pg. 48

Photo shows how a wall of built-in shelves and cabinets can give an older style fireplace a contemporary look.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1971 (v.49#5) pg. 57

Photo shows how a fireplace facelift is accomplished with paint and cloth or vinyl tape. Est. cost: $10.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1971 (v.49#7) pg. 52

Prefab fireplace gets added emphasis when sitting on a 4-ft. square base of brick.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1972 (v.50#5) pg. 79

Photo shows how to build a fireplace hood from rough-sawn cedar. Est. cost: $25.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1972 (v.50#7) pg. 60

Photos and text suggest how to give a facelift to a fireplace. Version one uses paint, wallpaper and drapes to make the fireplace the interest center. Version two builds out the wall surrounding the fireplace, recessing windows and an area above the mantle.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jan 1973 (v.51#1) pg. 28

Photo shows how to give a fireplace a facelift by installing a panel of corrugated galvanized metal roofing (with ridges running on the diagonal) from floor to ceiling around the fireplace. Est. cost: $65.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1975 (v.53#7) pg. 48

The basic steps for giving a fireplace a facelift. Photo shows a version that uses molding to achieve a recessed panel effect.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Oct 1975 (v.53#10) pg. 38

Photo shows how a fireplace can be added mid-room. Uses a zero-clearance firebox resting on a base. Hearth is ceramic tile and fireplace is enclosed from floor to ceiling with rough sawn cedar.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1977 (v.55#5) pg. 74

Photo shows tip on painting a mural on a wall above a fireplace and "logs-on-fire" inside the fireplace.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jan 1978 (v.56#1) pg. 69

A look at zero-clearance fireplaces, freestanding fireplaces and airtight wood stoves as alternative sources of heat for your home.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Oct 1978 (v.56#10) pg. 76

What to consider before installing a fireplace or wood stove in your home.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Oct 1978 (v.56#10) pg. 82

How to determine if bringing outside air into your fireplace would make it more efficient.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Dec 1980 (v.58#12) pg. 22

Simple facelift for an aging fireplace is made from industrial electrical tubing.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1981 (v.59#3) pg. 73

Fireplace facelift incorporates built-in shelves on each side of the fireplace and oak flooring with mitered corners to bring the chimney breast out to the depth of the shelves.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Apr 1981 (v.59#4) pg. 62

Fireplaces, a guide to better wood burning. How to improve the efficiency of a fireplace.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Nov 1980 (v.4#2) pg. 18

How to bring an old fireplace back to peak efficiency and restore it's decorative features.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Oct 1982 (v.6#1) pg. 66

How to install a woodburning fireplace and stainless steel chimney in the corner of a room and face it with stone.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Sep 1986 (v.9#12) pg. 25

A facade with finesse. Remodel your existing masonry fireplace to add a new look with traditional elegance. How to remove and cover exposed brickwork, install a new fire chamber, and install an elegant wooden mantle.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Nov 1987 (v.11#2) pg. 52

Keep the home fires burning. Advice on selecting and installing energy-efficient fireplaces.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Sep 1990 (v.13#12) pg. 42

Wood vs gas fireplaces. Both sides of the debate explored.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Dec 1993 (v.17#3) pg. 22

Guide to choosing and installing a new high-efficiency fireplace.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Oct 1994 (v.18#1) pg. 55

Painted finishes designed to enhance either miniature or full-size fireplace mantles and woodwork. (1) Faux marble. (2) Stain graining. (3) Fantasy stone. (4) Mineral fantasy.
CREATIVE CRAFTS & MINIATURES #96 Dec 1983 (v.8#12) pg. 40

Decorative-painted floral designs are suggested to embellish a fireplace.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Nov-Dec 1991 (v.18#6) pg. 104

Constructing an early American fireplace and bake oven. Design based on adding it to an existing house.
EARLY AMERICAN LIFE Jun 1979 (v.10#3) pg. 34

How to install an insulated, prefabricated, built-in fireplace.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #113 Dec 1969 (v.19#6) pg. 38

Fireplace storage wall includes bookcases and pass-through or bar.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #114 Feb 1970 (v.20#1) pg. 36

How to install a free-standing metal fireplace.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #148 Oct 1973 (v.23#8) pg. 44

How to install a prefabricated built-in woodburning fireplace.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #166 Sep 1975 (v.25#7) pg. 52

How to make a fireplace more efficient as a supplementary heat source. A look at commercially available units. Gives price ranges and manufacturers.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #179 Mar 1977 (v.27#2) pg. 41

How to install a prefabricated fireplace unit. Also gives information on designing the hearth and applying a facing of Featherock.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #184 Oct 1977 (v.27#7) pg. 14

How to install a pre-fabricated, zero-clearance, factory-built fireplace.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #222 Oct 1981 (v.31#8) pg. 54

New creosote theories. Preliminary results of tests designed to investigate the creation of creosote in wood stoves and fireplaces.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #223 Nov 1981 (v.31#9) pg. 78

How to install a zero-clearance fireplace.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #253 Nov 1984 (v.34#9) pg. 48

How to install a zero-clearance woodburning fireplace and build the hearth and mantle.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #300 Jul-Aug 1989 (v.39#7) pg. 48

How masonry fireplaces and chimneys work. Common problems and how to correct them.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #347 Apr 1994 (v.44#4) pg. 20

Getting more from your fireplace. Advice on buying firewood, building a fire, checking out the chimney, etc.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #353 Nov-Dec 1994 (v.44#10) pg. 52

How a house works. Warming up fireplaces. Why they lose heat and how to make them perform more efficiently.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #371 Sep 1996 (v.46#8) pg. 121

Installing a fresh-air fireplace vent to utilize cool outside air for combustion.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #393 Nov 1998 (v.48#10) pg. 29

Rumfordizing brick-by-brick. How to convert a fireplace into an efficient heater by building a correctly proportioned firebox out of brick.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #3 Jun-Jul 1981 pg. 40

A Russian fireplace. Laying up a masonry woodstove with baffles and tons of thermal mass.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #7 Feb-Mar 1982 pg. 46

Building a fireplace. One mason's approach to framing, layout and bricklaying technique.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #20 Apr-May 1984 pg. 54
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #22 Aug-Sep 1984 pg. 6
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #24 Dec 1984-Jan 1985 pg. 4

Edging a fireplace opening with Delft tiles. Some tips.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #37 Feb-Mar 1987 pg. 8

Architectural ceramics. Two Florida potters describe the process of designing, shaping, firing, and installing large architectural ceramic pieces. A large fireplace surround with a southwest Indian motif is used to illustrate the process.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #41 Aug-Sep 1987 pg. 70
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #43 Dec 1987-Jan 1988 pg. 4

Masonry heater hybrid. Cross a traditional fireplace with a masonry stove. Basic design and construction is illustrated.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #42 Oct-Nov 1987 pg. 68
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #46 Apr-May 1988 pg. 4

Tips on damper installation in a Rumford fireplace.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #51 Feb-Mar 1989 pg. 18
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #57 Dec 1989-Jan 1990 pg. 4

Tips on eliminating "negative pressure" when using fireplaces in air-tight houses.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #54 Jun-Jul 1989 pg. 14
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #57 Dec 1989-Jan 1990 pg. 4

Advice on building a traditional American brick oven (bake oven).
FINE HOMEBUILDING #64 Dec 1990-Jan 1991 pg. 20

Fireplace and chimney codes. A former building inspector talks about following the code and keeping the fire where it belongs.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #69 Aug-Sep 1991 pg. 76

Building a tiled masonry heater. Hot combustion, heat-exchange channels and six tons of brick for energy efficiency and a clean burn. Design is patterned after the typical Finnish masonry heater.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #71 Dec 1991-Jan 1992 pg. 50

Building a fireplace room divider. Finished with plaster, this partition's built-in benches, shelves and cabinets lend a Southwestern touch.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #90 Aug-Sep 1994 pg. 55

Building an efficient fireplace. A variation of the Rumford design reflects heat into the room rather than letting it disappear up the chimney.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #108 Apr-May 1997 pg. 66
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #110 Jun-Jul 1997 pg. 6
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #111 Aug-Sep 1997 pg. 10
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #114 Feb-Mar 1998 pg. 18

Constructing a Rumford fireplace in a Southwestern style house.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #113 Dec 1997-Jan 1998 pg. 100

How to get more heat from your fireplace. Proper wood and fire-tending techniques covered and tips on new accessories.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Nov 1978 (v.187#5) pg. 350

What you should know about building masonry fireplaces.
HANDY ANDY Sep 1978 (v.2#10) pg. 51

Plans to build the heat-efficient Rumford fireplace with flush-to-the-floor hearth. Fireplace is only 12" deep but the design of this fireplace allows smoke to be drawn even from a fire built 1-ft. into the room.
HARROWSMITH #77 Jan-Feb 1988 (v.12#5) pg. 46

Ten most-often asked questions about fireplaces.
HOME MECHANIX #713 Sep 1987 (v.83) pg. 66

Foolproof fireplace construction. Photos illustrate the assembly of the Thermal Energy Storage System 136-5 modular masonry fireplace.
HOME MECHANIX #715 Nov 1987 (v.83) pg. 52

Fireplace surround. Start with a prefab fireplace, then add in-wall design elements from authentic 18th-century fireplaces.
HOME MECHANIX #727 Nov 1988 (v.84) pg. 44

Tip on installing a prefab, zero-clearance fireplace in a chimney chase that has been added onto the outside of an existing brick-veneer house.
HOME MECHANIX #751 Dec 1990-Jan 1991 (v.86) pg. 80

Hearths of stone. Four affordable new ways to build a masonry fireplace.
HOME MECHANIX #768 Sep 1992 (v.88) pg. 55

Thoroughly modern fireplaces. A look at factory-built wood- and gas-burning fireplaces and tips on installation.
HOME MECHANIX #788 Sep 1994 (v.90) pg. 54

SPECIAL SECTION: HOME ENERGY. Raising comfort and lowering costs. (1) Chart of 20 ways to a more energy-efficient home. (2) Wood heating. (3) Insulation. (4) Houses designed for energy efficiency.
HOMEOWNER Oct 1987 (v.12#8) pg. 31

Factory-built (zero-clearance) fireplaces. Advice on selection, placement, installation, cost, etc.
HOMEOWNER Oct 1989 (v.14#8) pg. 44

How to install your own prefabricated, freestanding fireplace or stove. Photos illustrate typical models and styles available.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO #3 Fall 1976 (v.1#3) pg. 81

How to give your furnace or fireplace the combustion air it needs.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO #4 Winter 1976 (v.1#4) pg. 116

How to install a Heatilator fireplace.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Nov-Dec 1978 (v.3#6) pg. 38

A look at what's available in fireplaces today with emphasis on the pre-engineered units.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Nov-Dec 1979 (v.4#6) pg. 69

A rockhound's fireplace. Tips on adding an indoor fireplace which is decorated with pieces of petrified wood.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #560 Jun 1984 pg. 50

How to install a free-standing, wood-burning fireplace.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #509 Oct 1970 (v.66) pg. 122

How to add a built-in fireplace and chimney through an outside wall of an existing house. Est. cost: $300.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #525 Feb 1972 (v.68) pg. 112

How to make a fireplace earn its keep. How to get more usable heat out of your fireplace which you can use for heating and cooking.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #561 Feb 1975 (v.71) pg. 34

Easy way to install a fireplace. A free-standing fireplace is vented throught an adjacent wall into an attached garage, and then upward through a metal chimney that is "skinned over" with fake brick above the roof.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #571 Dec 1975 (v.71) pg. 44

Homemade free-standing circular fireplace made from scrap and new sheet metal. Glassed-in fire section sits on top of an inverted cone. Cone shaped hood carries smoke up to the chimney. Unit is 32" in diameter and stands about six feet tall. Est. cost: $200.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #582 Nov 1976 (v.72) pg. 68

Tip shows a fireplace boiler designed to assist a regular home heating system. Kit price: $125.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #584 Jan 1977 (v.73) pg. 24

How to increase the heating efficiency of a free-standing fireplace. Modifications include installing a damper and heatsaver in the chimney pipe, lining the bottom with firebrick to help hold heat, reducing the size of the fireplace opening by adding a sheet metal flange, and making a sheet metal door.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #593 Oct 1977 (v.73) pg. 32

How to install a prefabricated zero-clearance fireplace and surround it with decorative wood paneling.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #629 Oct 1980 (v.76) pg. 51

Report on 124 wood-burning stoves and fireplaces.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #629 Oct 1980 (v.76) pg. 54

How to give "country charm" to a room by adding hollow beams to the ceiling and constructing a "brick" facade to enclose a zero-clearance fireplace.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #643 Dec 1981 (v.77) pg. 49

Restoring a staircase and fixing up an old fireplace. Tips from Bob Vila of PBS-TV's series "This Old House".
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #675 Jul 1984 (v.80) pg. 54

How to use your fireplace to cool your home.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #64 Jul-Aug 1980 pg. 104

Build a free-standing modified Russian fireplace from concrete and stovepipe.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #66 Nov-Dec 1980 pg. 166

Tips on the design and construction of a Russian fireplace.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #77 Sep-Oct 1982 pg. 130

Fireplaces that can heat a home and cook meals. How to improve fireplace efficiency. Advice on modifying a conventional firebox to improve efficiency.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #146 Oct-Nov 1994 pg. 38

Cross-stitch sign which says "DAMPER OPEN" and "DAMPER CLOSED" is useful for someone who has a fireplace.
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY Nov-Dec 1983 (v.6#6) pg. 3

The world's heaviest wood stove. A look at the design and construction of a Russian fireplace.
NEW SHELTER Jan 1981 (v.2#1) pg. 74

How to make your fireplace more efficient. Special section. Ideas include correct design, heat circulators, converting to a wood stove, fireplace inserts, etc.
NEW SHELTER Sep 1981 (v.2#7) pg. 26+

Description of a Finnish contraflow masonry heater, including tips on cost and construction.
NEW SHELTER Jan 1983 (v.4#1) pg. 50

How to examine a smoky fireplace for the cause of the problem and how to correct faulty construction elements in a fireplace that can cause it to smoke.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Dec 1973 (v.1#3) pg. 1

Rebuilding fireplaces.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jul 1975 (v.3#7) pg. 6
Added Info OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Sep 1975 (v.3#9) pg. 2
Added Info OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Oct 1975 (v.3#10) pg. 2

How to add a damper to an old fireplace.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Mar 1976 (v.4#3) pg. 3

Reshaping an old fireplace. Altering dimensions and adding dampers.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jun 1976 (v.4#6) pg. 7

Tip: Install a metal and glass cover for an old fireplace to eliminate the need for a damper.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Feb 1977 (v.5#2) pg. 14

Simple draft shield (damper) made from sheet metal to fit the throat of the flue at the top of a fireplace.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jul 1977 (v.5#7) pg. 74

Tip: Install an air conditioner in a fireplace for summer use, then remove it for winter use of the fireplace.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Aug 1977 (v.5#8) pg. 92

Refurbishing an unused fireplace.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Dec 1977 (v.5#12) pg. 142

Heating with a fireplace. Suggestions on how to increase fireplace efficiency, select the right wood and build a high-heat fire.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan 1978 (v.6#1) pg. 2

Building a brick bake oven (beehive oven).
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Dec 1984 (v.12#10) pg. 222

The Rumford compromise, a safe modification for Victorian fireplaces to bring them up to modern code standards. Involves lining an existing chimney and replacing firebox brick while retaining the original hearth and shallow depth of an old fireplace.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1985 (v.13#1) pg. 8

Rebuilding fireplaces. Inspecting and repairing the firebox, damper, smoke chamber, etc.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1992 (v.20#6) pg. 28
Added Info OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1993 (v.21#2) pg. 10

How to improve the energy efficiency of your fireplace.
ORGANIC GARDENING Nov 1979 (v.26#11) pg. 120

Build a fireplace. Part 1. Laying the masonry blocks and brick around the steel fireplace form.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1967 (v.128#6) pg. 148

Build a fireplace. Part 2. Installing pre-built chimney sections and framing the wall around the fireplace.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1968 (v.129#1) pg. 172

Remodeled fireplace wall with flanking cabinets and bookshelves.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1972 (v.137#4) pg. 119

Two fireplace fronts redecorated. One was surrounded with plywood covered with fancy wallpaper and wood molding. The other took on an Old English look by adding a simulated metal hood dimpled with a ballpeen hammer.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1972 (v.138#5) pg. 110

How to have a smokeless fireplace. Drawings show several typical problems and how to solve them.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1973 (v.139#1) pg. 76

Selecting and installing prefabricated, free-standing, wood-burning fireplaces and stoves.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1976 (v.146#3) pg. 96

The ten worst heat thieves in your home and how to halt their waste.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1976 (v.146#4) pg. 112

How to give a prefabricated fireplace a custom look.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1979 (v.151#1) pg. 92

How to customize the front of a prefab, zero-clearance fireplace using ceramic tile.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1979 (v.151#4) pg. 160

Space heaters. How to choose from among 31 types.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1980 (v.154#4) pg. 102

Build a stone fireplace.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1963 (v.183#5) pg. 129

Illustrations of many pre-built fireplaces and tips in selecting one.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1966 (v.189#4) pg. 156

How to pour a fireplace. Uses Frank Lloyd Wright's idea of combining flat rocks and concrete to produce unusual fireplaces.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1967 (v.191#5) pg. 132

Installing a prefabricated, wood-burning fireplace, complete with chimney. Est. cost: $300.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1969 (v.195#3) pg. 175

How to install a prefab fireplace.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1970 (v.197#3) pg. 91

The Lockbox House. Part 4. Installing a heat circulator type fireplace.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1972 (v.201#3) pg. 86

Ease your home heating crunch this weekend. Tips on selecting and installing free-standing fireplaces and wood stoves.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1974 (v.204#3) pg. 108

A look at how to build in a fireplace with prefabricated metal liners and chimneys.
POPULAR SCIENCE Dec 1974 (v.205#6) pg. 86

You can increase fireplace efficiency. Includes tips on controlling the draft, cleaning the chimney, and getting the correct height of fire.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1975 (v.207#5) pg. 110

Completely enclosed fireplace furnace. It draws combustion air from the outside. Air flow can be controlled. Features sliding glass doors, can be used to cook and bake food, and produces much more usable heat than an ordinary fireplace. Est. cost: $200.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1976 (v.208#3) pg. 111

Expand your living space with an energy-saving addition. Emphasis is on insulating and sealing when building. Features an efficient new fireplace which gives more heat. The heat can be ducted to floor or wall registers.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1976 (v.208#4) pg. 118

Three-loop fireplace system provides one-third of the heat for a house of 2,500 sq.ft. in Tipp City, Ohio. Est. cost: $400.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1976 (v.209#5) pg. 34

A look at how a Maryland man installed a cone-shaped free-standing fireplace and added a fireplace grate that feeds baseboard heaters for a total home hot-water heating system.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1977 (v.211#3) pg. 10

How to determine the performance of your fireplace by measuring the flue area and the opening area. A graph, with the optimum ratio of these two area, is included. Also gives suggestions on how you can improve the draft of a fireplace.
POPULAR SCIENCE Dec 1977 (v.211#6) pg. 118

Fashion your own draft control doors for a conical shaped fireplace. These doors will help you start the fire and help provide maximum heat when desired. Doors are made from aluminum flashing.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1978 (v.212#3) pg. 180

Outside venting of your furnace room or fireplace might provide needed fresh air to improve the efficiency of combustion. Some tips.
POPULAR SCIENCE Dec 1978 (v.213#6) pg. 116

Woodburner efficiency. How to measure woodstove and fireplace efficiency using only three thermometers and the formulas given here.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1979 (v.214#1) pg. 102

Ten tips for getting the most out of your fireplace.
POPULAR SCIENCE Feb 1979 (v.214#2) pg. 170

How to choose an energy-efficient fireplace.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1981 (v.218#1) pg. 112

Four great ideas you can use when building a fireplace wall. (1) Outside combustion air, (2) secret storage spaces, (3) useful platform hearth, and (4) tile-mural face.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1985 (v.227#4) pg. 112

How to build a fireplace bump-out.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Nov-Dec 1986 (v.1#3) pg. 52

Easy-to-install fireplaces. What is available in "zero-clearance" fireplaces and tips on their installation.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Sep 1987 (v.2#7) pg. 29
Correction PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Nov-Dec 1987 (v.2#9) pg. 14

Today's efficient fireplaces and wood stoves described and a look at how they can be incorporated in existing homes. Sketch shows how a metal flue can be covered with plywood in the shape of a traditional chimney.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Sep 1989 (v.4#6) pg. 79

Flue bug. Low-cost electronic device warns you to close the damper on a chimney as soon as the fireplace fire has gone out. A photo-Darlington transistor is used to sense light and radiated energy from the fireplace. When no longer present, a light will start to blink telling you to close the damper. Est. cost: $10.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Sep 1978 (v.49#9) pg. 41

Slate front for a fireplace.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS #215 Mar 1963 (v.34#3) pg. 102

How to give your fireplace a facelift by facing it and the surrounding wall with ceramic mosaics.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Fall 1979 pg. 87

How to make your fireplace heat more efficiently. A brief look at tempered glass screens, heat-collecting manifolds and air-circulating chambers.
SUNSET Jan 1977 (v.158#1) pg. 70

Photo shows how to disguise a prefabricated metal fireplace by enclosing it in a tall, bold form that serves as a geometric room divider and has an enclosed section for firewood storage.
SUNSET Apr 1977 (v.158#4) pg. 141

Tip shows a small hanging fireplace made from a spherical butane-gas storage tank.
SUNSET Jan 1978 (v.160#1) pg. 71

How to cover a brick fireplace with decorative tile.
SUNSET May 1985 (v.174#5) pg. 204

Tip: Triangular platform of oak topped with marble tiles creates a space-efficient fireplace hearth.
SUNSET Jan 1987 (v.178#1) pg. 81

Converting an unused fireplace into a built-in chest of drawers.
WOODWORKER #1110 May 1986 (v.90#5) pg. 393

Beautify your basement. Part 3. Installation of a pre-fab fireplace.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1964 (v.20#1) pg. 28

Adding decorative moldings to a fireplace or to adjustable wall-hung shelving hardware and shelves.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1969 (v.25#2) pg. 20

Raised fireplace hearth project. Includes tips on using plastic brick.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1970 (v.26#6) pg. 27

How to build a brick and stone fireplace.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1975 (v.31#4) pg. 44

Fireplace facelifts include extensive paneling with concealed storage compartments and the installation of a new mantel and ceramic tile hearth.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1976 (v.32#5) pg. 38

Prefab fireplaces. Typical installation shown, along with suggestions on how to deal with your own special situations.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1978 (v.34#1) pg. 58

A look at energy-efficient fireplace circulators, heat exchangers, free standing fireplaces and accessories.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1978 (v.34#6) pg. 6

Tip on supplying outside, unheated air to a fireplace.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1979 (v.35#5) pg. 2
Added Info WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1980 (v.36#2) pg. 95

Build a "forced-air" fireplace. How to install a steel form fireplace through the outside wall of a house and build the necessary chimney from foundation all the way to the roof. Chimney shown is built from stone and features an outdoor ash pit door.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1979 (v.35#6) pg. 82

House warming. Add a wood-burning fireplace where none existed before. How to frame the wall enclosure, install a zero-clearance fireplace, install a metal chimney, etc.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1990 (v.46#1) pg. 18