Case Study: Cultured Stone Fireplace Surround
Before and After
Frame a wall around a gas fireplace sitting on a box.
Attach the electrical plug to the framing.
Cover with cement board, wire lathe, and cement scratch coat.
Install cultured stone, hearth stones on bench, mantle.
Clean canvas sheets and carpet underlay protect the floor.
Messy work, like cutting cement board, was done outside.
From Idea to Framed
From a gas fireplace sitting on a wood box, to ....
The idea adds depth, a hearth bench, and incorporates an outlet.
The framing is solid and very reinforced - it won't budge.
Adding Cement Board
Cement board won't rot or mold, won't burn.
It provides the base for the cement scratch coat.
The electrical outlet was mounted in three ways to the framing.
The homeowner worked with their electrician to prepare it.