Building a fireplace made of plasterboard with their hands: the idea of ​​the construction and decoration

By Admin | Garden And Buildings / Design
27 April 2016

Fireplace - interior decoration, carrying comfort and peace.What could be more pleasant pleasure rainy autumn evening nestle at the lights, enjoying the mild warmth?But to build a real fireplace made of natural stone is not so simple.The reasons may be different: the impossibility of installing a massive base to lack of funds.Hopelessness of the situation, as you know, does not happen.The way out of this situation will be built fireplace made of plasterboard with their hands, it can be done as soon as possible without having to purchase expensive materials and treatment specialists.


Decorative "hotbed" of plasterboard ↑

decorative fireplace is a structure ofmetal profiles, gypsum boards trimmed.It can be as simple rectangular box, and quite complicated structure with dampers and chimney, decorated with torches and candles.

Decorative fireplace looks like a real
decorative fireplace looks like a real

Some will say, "But this is not a real fireplace!" And they will be wrong.If desired, an imitation wood frame and brick oblitsevat can get a fireplace, almost indistinguishable from the present.Besides, it is possible to give not only the design of any shape and function.

  • corner, or mounted fireplace decorate the library or a small room.Some of the heat source is easy to read, and the top or bottom for convenience, you can set the bookshelves.
  • made on an individual project, a fireplace made of plasterboard can successfully perform the function of the original supports for utensils while illuminating them.
  • decorative fireplaces - an excellent option splitting large space into functional zones.

Benefits fireplaces plasterboard ↑

Raised fireplace plasterboard (the second title of decorative fireplaces) have a number of advantages that enable them to stand out favorably similar devices:

  • democratic price sinceWe need a profile, drywall, insulation, finishing materials;
  • ability to take any, even the most unimaginable forms;
  • fireplace can serve as shelves, racks, thus giving a pleasant dim lighting;
  • decorative fireplaces are mobile, quickly dismantled and rearranged to another place;
  • false fireplaces are safe, because there is no open-source heating.

Such a fireplace can be made in any, even a very small room.The excitement over the fact that the child can get burned or burning coals fall on the furniture and floor are losing relevance, leaving the place for pleasant emotions from the transformation of the room.

Fireplaces Drywall: variety ↑

Raised fireplaces are divided into 3 groups: conventional, reliable and symbolic.

Conditional fireplace
Conditional fireplace - the portal for installing electrical analog of the fireplace

1. Contingent characterized by the obligatory presence of the protruding from the wall of the portal.The furnace can be installed with the conventional electric fireplace.In this case, false fireplace turns into a kind of portal for the electric fireplace.

2. Reliable fireplaces virtually indistinguishable from the real and fully comply with them on the design and size.In the furnace burner mounted bio fireplaces, that is, in effect, a complete copy of a burning fire.

3. Symbolic fireplaces can be made from different materials, but they are usually either on registration or the size of a real fire does not match.Rather, it can be called a pattern on the wall with decorative elements.

Raised fireplace in the interior of modern apartment ↑

feature decorative fireplaces in versatility.They can be used for its intended purpose by creating a simulation of fire in the fireplace hearth.And it is possible effectively to emphasize the fact that it was a false fireplace, slightly modifying the functional orientation.It all depends on how the method is executed pastiche.

Decor fireplace can be varied
Decor fireplace can be varied

decorate portal is acceptable in many ways.The most popular option - set in the furnace of candles.One need only complement the design in a chaotic manner exposed accessories and candles, and in no time the fireplace is transformed into a refined backdrop for a romantic evening.It is important that this is stored as a space savings and a flame effect.

Enhance realism possible, if completely filled furnace logs.The process is particularly harmonious in the furnaces of a semi-circular shape.Fascinating look like wood, laid out on the lattice of metal.Backlit yellow-red light a wood burning fireplace perfect copies.The difference is not noticeable.Watch the video with corroborating examples.

suitable for everyday use more rational option.Topka plays the role of shelves for books or other small gizmos without which it is impossible coziness.Similarly, you can turn a false fireplace in place to showcase exhibits from favorite collections such as shells or figurines.

looks particularly attractive fireplace in the New Year's decoration.You can decorate the Christmas balls, garlands, traditional socks to show.The festive mood and fantastic atmosphere is guaranteed.
decor more options are presented below.

Options decor
Fireplaces Drywall: Photo of different variations on the theme, size, equipment and devices

How to make a fireplace made of plasterboard ↑

Drywall - an environmentally friendly material that does not cause difficulties in the work.With it you can make special chic interior decoration.
first step is to delve into the measurements and calculations.It is necessary to draw the fire of the future portal on the wall and carefully measure the layout.

This need to know!
It is not necessary to design a straight and level design.Plasterboard, with appropriate training, can be bent in any radius.

Bend plasterboard workpiece ↑

First make a pattern of bending.Then you need to cut out a strip of drywall the desired size, and then put the resulting preform inner side of the future bend up on a flat surface.This part will have to prepare and to bending.We perform a plurality of holes 5 mm deep.

Punctures can be done easily with a special spiked roller.The holes are needed in order to break the cardboard layer to get to the core.After that, the workpiece need to drench with water.

This is important!
Note water should not get on a layer of cardboard.Otherwise, the product will break in flexure.

After softening the gypsum core, fixed on the blank template, and leave to dry.After drying gypsum plasterboard core acquires the desired shape.
Bend the profile of the metal is also not difficult.To do this, the slits on the sides with a pitch of 1 cm. This enables to obtain a very smooth under any bending slit.

mounting frame - a mandatory step ↑

Any design plasterboard involves organizing a durable frame.Portal for false fire is not an exception.Craft frame can be made of metal profiles or wooden bars.

This need to know!
Using lumber requires precautions, otherwise you can spoil not only the decoration, but the drywall.

Metal carcass
Assembling metal frame - the most time-consuming process

Metal profiles preferable, because the tree are susceptible to harmful insects and moisture, which is detrimental to the structure.
frame is made so that the blank plasterboard made him stop.It is necessary to obtain a strong and rigid structure.
After making the carcass proceeds to trim.

Sheathing fireplace: rules ↑

Lining is made of heat-resistant materials and is equipped with reflective elements (coated foil).The outer skin is made from pieces of drywall.At the end of plating
need to putty the site of attachment screws.After hardening primed putty and sand the deep penetration of the structure.

Decorative trim - the "face" fireplace ↑

Gypsum decoration fireplace
Gypsum finishing the fireplace that makes the real "home" to distinguish the impossible

Decor fireplace is carried out by:
- brick;
- terracotta or ceramic tiles;
- plaster decorative elements;natural stone.

This is important!
In choosing the material for decoration, make sure that it is in harmony with the overall interior room.

features a fireplace made of plasterboard construction ↑

  • fireplace should be placed on the protective cushion.Optimum - made of concrete.Pillow Height - 20 cm, and width will depend on the size of the furnace - the width of the cushion to be 25cm longer;
  • do not forget about the isolation of false fireplace.For this purpose may be used magnesite, asbestos, brick red;
  • even decorative fireplace should have a chimney.Flue pipe must be insulated and double;
  • contemplate the flap covering the chimney.She will not let the cold air from outside to enter and leave the premises warm;
  • attach the pipe visor that protects against ingress of foreign bodies.
Fireplace plasterboard with their hands: the result
original fireplace plasterboard: with their hands realized an interesting idea

work is finished.Now you are the owner of a fashionable and beautiful accessory that will transform the interior and bring in a familiar atmosphere of warmth and comfort.

Do you want to build a home fireplace in the shortest possible time?Watch the video lesson.