Fireplaces & Wood Stoves

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Everything You Need to Know About Wood Stoves

Freestanding fireplaces can help with heating and cooking.

7 Tips to Make Your Fireplace as Energy Efficient as Possible

From using a top sealing damper to installing glass doors, here's a few ways to hack your way to energy efficiency.

Save Money on Heating With a Fireplace Insert

Adding a gas, wood, or pellet fireplace insert is a great way to heat up the home.

Cleaning Stone Fireplace Fronts

5 easy steps to get your stone fireplace sparkling.

Mess-Free Fire Starting

Afraid of using your fireplace because of the potential mess? Use these tips to cozy up to it this winter.

How to Replace a Door Gasket on a Pellet Stove

Pellet stoves burn wood at extremely high efficiencies.

How to Repair a Broken Fireplace Damper

If your fire results in a smoky room, your damper may not be working properly. Fortunately, its easy to replace.

How to Build a Fireplace Hearth

A fireplace hearth is a useful part of a fireplace because it protects your flooring from burns.

How to Install a Pellet-Stove Insert

Pellet-stove inserts are easy-to-use, affordable, and come in a variety of designs. Quickly install your own in six steps.

How to Install a Wood Burning Stove Pipe

An important consideration when installing a wood burning stove pipe is the condition of the chimney.

How to Make Your Own Wood Burning Stove Pipe

Wood burning stove pipe effectively flushes out the smoke from your wood burning stove. However, hazard

Add a Wood Stove to an Existing Fireplace Flue

A wood stove is a great way of warming a room, and if you have a fireplace flue already, then installing a wood stove onto this flue is not very difficult.

Install an Outdoor Wood Stove

The outdoor wood stove is an energy efficient device designed to have the best of both worlds. The wood

Building an Indoor Masonry Fireplace with a Kit

Building a masonry fireplace isn't as difficult as it used to be. Check out these steps for the basics on how to make your own.

Install a Fireplace Blower in 7 Steps

A fireplace blower is an efficient way to take advantage to heating from a fireplace. Fireplace blowers

How to Build a Corner Hearth Pad for Wood Stoves

Hearth pads make having a wood-burning stove in your house safe, and they can add decorative flair.

How to Install a Soapstone Fireplace Surround

They're gorgeous, but they're pricey.

Your Cheap Fireplace Building Materials Guide

One way to get a cheap fireplace is to build it yourself.

Build a Homemade Wood Stove

You can make one with an old water heater.

How to Repair a Damaged Stone Fireplace Surround

A stone fireplace surround is appealing to most homeowners who want to have a natural and rustic appearance.

Installing a Pot Belly Stove in Five Steps

Install your own good old-fashioned pot belly stove.

How to Install a Marble Fireplace Surround

A marble surround can make a handsome, stylish fireplace.

Fireplace Designs with Mosaic Tile

Tile mosaics offer a unique and creative appeal.

Wood Burning Stove Fireplace Cleaning

Fireplaces produce a significant amount of soot.

How to Dismantle a Brick Fireplace

A good brick fireplace will be well constructed.

Pellet Stove Chimney Installation

Safety is the primary concern for proper installation.

What Size Tank do You Need for a Propane Fireplace?

Take into account usage and number of appliances.

4 Signs that Firewood is Ready

Green firewood will burn unevenly.

How to Build Fireplace Cabinets

Mantels can add a great look to any room with a fireplace.

Cook With a Wood Stove Fireplace Insert

Wood stoves and fireplace inserts can be used to cook food.

Stone Fireplace Facade Removal Guide

This is necessary for many chimney projects.

How to Install a Stainless Steel Chimney

Make sure all gaps are completely sealed.

6 Essential Tools Needed in a Fireplace Tool Set

A fireplace tool set is designed so that you can effectively manage your fireplace.

How to Mix Fireplace Mortar

Fireplace mortar is mixed a bit differently than regular mortar.

How to Clean Your Glass Fireplace Doors

A fireplace can be made to look much more elegant by adding glass fireplace doors.

3 Tips for Painting Your Fireplace Hearth

Make sure to prime the hearth.

4 Tips for Insulating Fireplace Doors

Fireplace doors come insulated.

How to Install an Electric Wall Mount Fireplace

This is an effective and easy solution to bring heat to your home.

Tips on Keeping a Limestone Fireplace Clean

Since limestone is porous using commercial cleaners will cause damage.

How to Install a Fireplace Damper Handle

A fireplace damper is usually located at the very bottom of the chimney. As you look inside the chimney,

How to Install an Electric Fireplace Insert

If you are not using your old fireplace but would still like to use the space you can install an electric fireplace insert.

Is Your Fireplace Too Hot?

If your fireplace seems too hot, then there may an issue at hand.

5 Safety Tips for Natural Gas Fireplaces

It provides a real fireplace without the inconvenience of cutting wood and cleaning up ashes.

Wood Burning Stoves: An Economical Alternative

The cost of heating your home these days can be quite astronomical.

Troubleshooting Common Pellet Stove Problems

According to the manufacturers a pellet stove is likely to develop faults or problems as a result of using poor quality fuel.