Fire-place

How To : Make Furniture in Minecraft

Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our advanced tutorials and come play with us on our free server. Although Minecraft is a powerful creative tool, it does have limitations. The scarcity of block types and their linear size tends to make the creation of certain detailed ob ...more

How To : Create Beautiful Houses in Minecraft, Part 2

Part 2 Welcome back! In my last post I talked about the exterior aspects and techniques of building a great looking house, and now we shall focus on the interiors. Interiors There are a few important prerequisites to look at before starting the interiors of a house: The ge ...more

How To : Attach a fireplace mantle

Tim Carter demonstrates how to use a hidden French cleat to attach a gorgeous fireplace mantel to a wall. Learn this clever way to attach the mantel to the wall without using screws or nails. The challenge is to mount a fireplace mantel to the wall without putting screws or n ...more

Trash Talk : 5 Food Scraps You Should Not Be Throwing Away

A few years ago I went hog-wild trying to achieve a zero-waste lifestyle. I didn't succeed, but the experiment taught me that we throw away things we could—and should—be using more. In ye olde days of our forefathers, people generally used every part of the animal in cooking. ...more

How To : Convert a wood fireplace into a gas fireplace

Converting a wood fireplace to gas can warm and beautify your home. This how to video is a quick excerpt from a DIY show demonstrates the process of switching in an old fireplace for a modern one. Watch and learn how to convert a wood fireplace into a gas fireplace.

How To : Build an Outdoor Brick Fireplace

This is a how-to video on how to build an outdoor brick fireplace. It has 5 parts and is a total of about 45 minutes long. It covers laying brick, acid washing, installing firebrick, installing flue tubes, and installing a stainless steel grill. It also covers brick string gui ...more

How To : 7 Great Uses for Egg Cartons

What can you do with your egg cartons after you are done using up all the eggs? The compartmentalized spaces used for storing eggs are also perfect to use as seed starters, DIY candle makers, paint palettes, and for storing similarly fragile or round objects like Christmas orn ...more

How To : Use stacked stones to reface an old fireplace

Are you tired of your fireplace? It's actually not too hard to give it a fresh new look by refacing it with stack stones. This video will show you exactly how to do it, whether you're starting from brick (easy) or not (harder). If you have brick, you don't even need to modify ...more

How To : Lay tile or marble over a fireplace

Remodeling your living room or kitchen can be expensive, but you can save some money by doing it yourself. If you are re-doing your fireplace you can lay the tile or marble yourself. In this Home & Garden how-to video we will show you how to install marble tile over a fireplace.

How To : Create a flaming face of fire in After Effects

In order to be taken seriously in the world of motion graphics tutorials, one needs to teach something that everyone will remember… some kind of face distortion technique. Jerzy Drozda Jr has his "Form Face" and Andrew Kramer has his "Demon Face Warp," so the only thing that c ...more

How To : Make fire starters with lint and soap

Make fire starters that can be used when camping, fishing, or any other outdoor activity involving fire...or just for use in your home fireplace. Requires only dryer lint, a paper egg carton, and some old candles

How To : Build a fireplace mantel from scratch

If you have a bare fireplace in your home, it can sometimes look unfinished and boring. Installing shelves or a new layer of brick or stone can help the cause. But a mantel can do so much to a fireplace as well. In this tutorial, you'll discover how to build a mantel from scra ...more

How To : Build a fireplace mantel

Have an interest in building a protruded mantelpiece for your fireplace? It's easy. So easy, in fact, that this free woodworker's guide can present a complete overview of the process in fewer than 10 minutes. For more information, including a step-by-step look at the mantel (o ...more

How To : Make over a fireplace with tile and a mantle

If you have just recently moved into a home with an old drab fireplace, a good makeover may be in need. Brick fireplaces can be easily painted over and even adjusted so new tile can be installed. This tutorial will show you how to make over a fireplace using tile and a mantle. ...more

How To : Use a fireplace insert to keep your home efficient

A fireplace is a great tool to use during the cold winter months. It can be used to help set a mood or just to keep you and others warm. But when the fire is out, it's important to close off the entrance to prevent any cold air from coming in and any warm air from leaving. The ...more

News : Would You Live in a Walking Robot House?

If you fancy yourself a nomad, check out Walking House, a mobile and modular dwelling system that is pneumatically powered, all-terrain ready. The vehicle-home crawls along at a snail's pace of 60 meters per hour, which equates to less than 1/2 a mile per hour. Akin in concept ...more

How To : Decorate a holiday fireplace mantel

Every Christmas, the fireplace mantel is transformed from a simple shelf to a center of tradition, beauty, and elegance. Watch Julie's tips on how to create an easy-yet-stunning mantel garland, complete with candles.

How To : Chop firewood and kindling with an ax

Keep your wood-burning fireplace well-fueled this winter. Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Forest Technology instructor Alan Pollock shows you how to cut wood and make kindling. Watch this video and learn to chop your own timber.

How To : Build an outdoor fireplace in your yard

There's nothing like spending time outdoors with loved ones. Whether it's a hot summer evening or a coo, brisk spring morning, the outdoors can be a great place. You can enhance your experience with the outdoors, by building yourself something that everybody is sure to love: a ...more

How To : Make Holiday Decorating Easier with a Glue Gun

You've probably tried just about every method of hanging your holiday decorations: nails, thumbtacks, sticky hooks, and, in desperation, even tape. Each method can leave a host of complications when removed, though, from chipping paint to visible holes. Your holiday adornment ...more

How To : Start a cozy fire with lava rocks soaked in oil

In this tutorial, we learn how to start a cozy fire with lava rocks soaked in oil. First, grab your lava rocks and place them in a tin can, then fill it up with oil. Now, throw some wood into your fireplace while these are soaking. Use an old pair of metal tongs to take the ro ...more

How To : Cook a Yankee chuck beef pot roast with red wine

During the winter, there's nothing we want more than to cuddle up in front of the fireplace and nom on something warm. Serve up a delicious entree that will warm the bellies of your family this holiday by preparing this Yankee chuck beef pot roast. Deeply flavored and so tend ...more

How To : Make Portuguese sweet bread

Want a sweet bread for a nice holiday treat? This Portuguese Sweet Bread will do the trick. Just watch the video recipe to learn how to make it, just like your grandmother used to make. A classic sweet bread treat. You can even use the dough to make Portuguese doughnuts. Bea ...more

How To : Install a gas fireplace with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to install a gas fireplace. Steps: 1 Prepare installation site by building wall recess to accept fireplace. 2 Cut hole through exterior house wall and install stovepipe thimble. 3 Attach short section of stovepipe to exhaust p ...more

News : A Free Steampunk Horror Short Story

Sometimes I forget that I'm also a fiction writer, so I thought it might be a nice change of pace to share one of my stories with you. I wrote this piece awhile ago for an anthology that never came together and I'm tired of just sitting on it. It's one of the more odd stories ...more

Holiday HowTo : Colored Flaming Pine Cones

These little babies are meant to be tossed into the fireplace, adding some color to your festive holiday hearth. However, you can do whatever you want with them... Get creative. WonderHowTo sure loves explosives. You will need: dry pinecones boric acid (usually sold as a dis ...more

How To : Measure your fireplace for doors

Learn how to measure your fireplace for replacement fireplace doors with this home improvement tutorial. This how to video shows you how to measure specifically for stock sized fireplace doors. You need to measure the top and bottom width and the length for the left and right. ...more

How To : Set marble and grout a fireplace

Remodeling your living room or kitchen can be expensive, but you can save some money by doing it yourself. If you are re-doing a fireplace you can learn to set the tile and do the grout yourself. This Home & Garden how-to video covers setting marble and grouting a fireplace.

How To : Choose between a fireplace or fire pit

How to choose between a fireplace or a fire pit To choose between a fireplace or a fire pit you have to make a decision about what you want. If you want people to be able to sit around it you will want a fire pit. If you want to anchor a space then you will want a fireplace. T ...more

How To : Build a fire in a fireplace

Learn how to build, start and add wood to a fire to create an ambiance and warmth in your house in this free home improvement video. Part 1 of 12 - How to Build a fire in a fireplace. Build a fire in a fireplace - Part 2 of 12. Click through to watch this video on expertvillag ...more

How To : Make perfect BBQ ribs for summer with John Kass

John Kass from the Chicago Tribune and Gary Wiviott, author of Low & Slow, demonstrate how to make perfect ribs. The first step is to run them under cool water and rinse them with cider vinegar to clean them off. Second, coat them with mustard. This holds the rub on the rib. B ...more

How To : Decorate for Christmas

In this video, Julie Mulligan shares ideas, tips, and tricks on creating your own beautiful flower arrangements this holiday season. Follow along with Julie as she teaches you how to decorate your fireplace mantel, create unique place card holders, and create the same kinds of ...more

How To : Make a fireplace the focal point in a room

Have a boring fireplace that seems to be a sight for sore eyes in the living room? Build a mantle or change the facade to make your fireplace the focal point. Watch this how to video and get a few tips on how to spruce up a drab looking fireplace.

How To : Turn an outdated mantel into a stunningly modern one

Fireplaces make a great focal point to any living room, unless they are not properly decorated. In this Home & Garden how to video Kim Myles adds lots of glamour with a modern mantel makeover. Get great tips and ideas for decorating any outdated fireplace or mantel.

How To : Make a fireplace in Minecraft

The ability to control fire has allowed humankind to go from living in dank caves to penthouse apartments in one thousand foot tall glass skyscrapers. It'll help you in Minecraft, too. Check out this video to learn how to build a fireplace in Minecraft

How To : Inspect a fireplace and chimney

To continue getting the enjoyment out of your fireplace you should inspect it regularly. Check the condition of the mortar in the firebox. If it is loose, missing, or crumbling it needs to be professionally repaired. Look for black deposits inside of the chimney or flue using ...more

How To : Apply fresh paint to a stone statue or fireplace

Stone statues and fireplaces are distinguished and classical. Are yours old, chipped, and dirty? Check this video out. It will show you how to paint stone so that it comes out smooth and beautiful, giving a colorful new look to your stone antiques.

How To : Make your fireplace heat efficient

Did you know you fireplace is very inefficient? It takes conditioned and treated air and pushes it out of your home. This tutorial video will teach you how to make your fireplace more efficient.

How To : Create a vintage tile tabletop end table

Amy H. Hughes helps you make a vintage tile tabletop. Part of the fun of making this table was rooting through the tile crates with Rosi Zingales at Olde Good Things in New York City. Our first find was an 1890s 6-by-6-incher depicting a Spanish Colonial mission, for $45. This ...more

How To : Take a family portrait

Looking to get your family together somehow? Why not a family portrait? It's both a great keepsake and as an excuse to get everyone together. In this video, learn how to snap a great family portrait. You Will Need: • A large group of family members • A camera • A tripod • ...more

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