Our Fireplace Renovation Part 4: The Mantel of All Mantels

Our Fireplace Renovation Part 4: The Mantel of All Mantels

Rob's parents live on a ranch outside Sacramento. One of their black walnut trees died and they had to cut it down. When we heard about it we thought, that wood must be pretty. We had …
Our Fireplace Renovation Part 3: Framing and Shiplap

Our Fireplace Renovation Part 3: Framing and Shiplap

The up-side to installing a Fireplace Insert was that it came with framing instructions. This was going to be Rob's first time ever framing but we figured if he can build furniture, he …
Our Fireplace Renovation Part 2: Evaluating our Fireplace Options

Our Fireplace Renovation Part 2: Evaluating our Fireplace Options

To make the fireplace whole again, we needed to determine our options. Since we literally had no experience with fireplaces, we went lined up some professionals to talk to. We talked to a m…

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