Mantle Prep Wrap Up

Tonight we cleaned up the mess at the fireplace, and filled the slight gap btw the old plaster wall and masonry firebox with mortar… If we install a gas insert in the future we want it to be well sealed:

We also completed 99% of the stripping/ sanding of the oak at the areas that will be near the stone. Here you can really see the air space left around the masonry firebox:

Last but not least, we added some wood support for the stone, which will give the whole assembly some rigidity as well:

Now, we wait!

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