Saturday, October 8, 2011

Kitchen hearth part 4

The new lintel is in place, the columns on either side are set and the pieces missing from the top border are being set.
Time to lay up the back wall:

Once the back wall is layed up, the plaster repairs begin to the wall surrounding the fireplace.
There's also the large crack on the mantle to patch. Into this crack and the crevices in the stone work under the damaged plaster, I injected an epxoy compound made for masonry.
While we're at it, I am patching the flashing around the chimney to prevent the intrusion of water, the culprit that started this whole project.

A primer coat goes on...
...and a top coat.

With everything back in place, it  looks just like an old fireplace. Perfect!

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