Do it yourself fireplace remodel made easy, or at least it seems that way.
These outdoor propane fire table / fire pit pictures come to us from Doug Robertson. We helped Doug build his dream fire table all through Emails and phone conversations. So check out the progress from start to finish.
We sent him an Aluminum pan and an H-burner designed to work safely with propane, as well several pounds of 1/2" inch clear fireglass and Mini Mint Green Diamonds.
Here is what Doug had to say:
"Good Morning Ed,
Just wanted to drop you a note and thank you very much for all your e-mail
help with my Fire Coffee Table. We have used it every night since I got it
going and have received many-many compliments about it."
Click below or on the picture below to see step by step makeover
Click "HERE" or on the picture below to see how this started and finished, very simple and very nice
First, the tile that was installed is not rated for fire. This tile would of popped off as soon as the fire was turned on. So do a little research before you begin. We can help in many ways, just call and ask.
It may have of seemed to be a good idea at the time, but it wasn't!
When redesigning a fireplace we suggest card board mache'. A card board mock up so you can see a basic preview of your project.
Below you can see the bottom, top and mantle in card board.
Now the rip and tear process begins!
Below we installed the extra electrical for the components and the TV. The components will be installed on the right side out of view with a black glass door. This will be installed later.
Below the framing begins.
Below we now added the Durock at the fireplace opening. This is key to the whole project. Math is very important when doing these layouts!
Below you can see the slate is being added.
Above and below the fireplace is 90% finished. The mantle needs to be installed and the door on the right to conceal the components needs to be installed as well. The inside of the fireplace will have 3 pieces of black galaxy granite installed. We will post these pictures of the fireplace when it is completely finished as well.
Now for the glass installation. We started with a satin black paint on the back walls, until we install the granite. Then we bulked up the base with 2" of white sand as this will save you a bunch of money! We used sand because we were pouring Starfire base glass in the fireplace. If we were to use a darker color of glass we would of used our crushed lava rock as a filler. When using sand, always make sure the burner is on top of the sand.
Test the burner/ location making sure the flames don't hit the walls.
Then pour the glass!
We added a few Pink Diamonds and then later added Ice Ice Ice and Clear Diamonds. These products because of the way they are made appear to be melting on the inside.
The sealer that was used was a stone enhancer, not just a regular cheap sealer. When using rock you always want to see the beauty of the stone you are using.
As you can see the mantle is still missing. We have a few more details to still do and as soon as we have time to post the pictures, they will be here.
We encourage imagination to all of our customers and we support you and your projects. Regardless how simple or how creative. This is one of the elements that spawned our success and continues to do so.
Kentucky Fireplace Remodel
The next fireplace was built by Dave Luerman in Kentucky and you will now see his before and after also using a base of Starfire base glass.
Below you can see where it all began. Dave is one very creative customer.
The fireplace that was replaced was very nice but just met the needs of Dave.
Out with the old and lets frame up the new.
Add the Durock panels.
Frame the Hearth
Install a triple 24" burner.
Add Starfire base glass and your done. Now this is a DIY Fireplace!
The portable fire table/ pit below was built by Kris Day. This is a portable Propane Fire Pit and he installed Azurlite base glass. This is a fairly simple project that we can help you build by monitoring and supplying the correct parts. From the start here we go:
From start to finish, propane or natural gas burners with or without a pan, we can help you build your own.
The next propane fire table was built by Rick Kasner in Arizona, great job! We inspired and supported Rick through out the complete project on "How To Do It Yourself"! DIY!!!
The glass that was installed is:
1/2" Frosted base glass
3/8" Gray base glass
Iridizing Amber Brown Topper
We will explain as we move forward.
Base steel stud frame
Propane valve installed
Back side of valving and air mixer.
Durock is now applied.
Durock is finished
Table top is installed
Colors installed in propane pan burner
Drink beer, you are done!
The next table was built for a customer in La Jolla California. The table was 30" x 60" with a 24" x 54" fire pit area. They are going to make their own granite top to overlay.
All metal construction and their granite cut and installed.
The next fire table was built by Brian Johnson of Omaha Nebraska, very nice! We supplied the components and Brian did the hard part, the table.
We don't have the construction pictures but we do have the table finished. Add Bronze Base glass and to pit with 1 lb of Ice, you are done.
The blue is actually food coloring.
CLICK HERE or on the pictures below to see how Knott's Berry Farm fire pit finished!
CHRIS TOOLEY CONVERSION