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Fireplace Videos

These This Old House videos showcase all of our fireplace projects, how-tos, and designs.

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How to Refinish a Fireplace with Brick Veneer

In this DIY Smarts project, Ask This Old House mason Mark McCullough replaces a homeowner’s sloppy fireplace surround with a clean, thin brick veneer.

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How to Repair Damaged Fireplace Brick

Ask This Old House mason Mark McCullough replaces a chipped brick in a fireplace surround.

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Generation Next | How to Reface a Fireplace with Granite

Ask This Old House mason Mark McCullough teaches apprentice Krysten how to reface a granite fireplace

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Open House | Wood Burning Fireplaces

Ask This Old House mason Mark McCullough explains what to understand when buying a home with a wood burning fireplace

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How to Tile a Fireplace

DIY Expert & House One editor Jenn Largesse installs tile on her fireplace and surround.

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How to Install a Chimney Liner and Damper

Creating a safe wood-burning fireplace with This Old House host Kevin O'Connor

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How to Install a Gas Fireplace Insert

Upgrade your old wood burning fireplace with a more convenient gas fireplace insert.

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How to Install a Gas Log Fireplace

Ask This Old House host Kevin O'Connor works with a professional chimney expert to repair a clay chimney and reignite an old fireplace with a gas log.

People carrying a wood stove insert to install it into a fireplace.
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How to Install a Wood Stove Fireplace Insert

Install a wood stove insert to increase efficiency and heat output from your fireplace.

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How to Build a Log Holder

Ferrying firewood to the hearth just got a lot easier with this durable cart.

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Splitting Firewood by Hand vs. Machine

Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva and landscape contractor Jenn Nawada split firewood using a variety of techniques.

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How to Install a Wood Burning Stove

A new soapstone wood burning stove gets installed in the family room.

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How to Install a Mantel on a Stone Fireplace

Ask This Old House mason Mark McCullough travels to Chicago to install a wood mantel on a homeowner’s 1980s contemporary fireplace.

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How to Replace a Hearth with Slate Tile

Ask This Old House mason Mark McCullough replaces a common terra cotta hearth with slate tile.

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The Correct Way to Build a Fire in a Fireplace

Ask This Old House mason Mark McCullough demonstrates the best way to build a fire in order to prevent smoke from filling up the room

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How to Restore a Historic Fireplace

Ask This Old House mason Mark McCullough delicately restores a damaged historic fireplace that is built with custom, nearly irreplaceable bricks

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How to Choose a Home Fireplace

Ask This Old House host Kevin O'Connor walks through the best options for home fireplaces

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How to Build a Custom Fireplace Mantel

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner build a custom fireplace mantel

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How to Split Logs for Firewood

This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shares tools and techniques for quickly, safely splitting firewood

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How to Re-Line a Chimney Flue

Renovating an old, unsafe chimney with an easy-to-install stainless steel liner

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How to Upgrade a Mantel, Hearth and Surround

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to beautify an old, ugly brick fireplace

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How to Install a Stone-Veneer Fireplace Surround

Lightweight cast stones add rustic charm to any hearth, for a fraction of the cost of the real thing. In this video, senior technical editor Mark Powers shows how easy it is to dress up your fireplace

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How to Install a Gas Fireplace

In this how-to video, This Old House host Kevin O'Connor discovers the benefits of a direct-vent gas fireplace