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DBarton 02-27-2009 02:29 PM

Trim around a Brick fireplace
I need ideas for trimming around a red brick ceiling to floor fireplace. The other trim in the room is natural wood color. We think it would look nice trimmed out in a painted cream colored wood trim but not sure it would go with the other trim in the room which is on the windows and floor, no crown molding in this room. The mantle is made of bluestone.

Termite 02-27-2009 03:57 PM

Just be sure to maintain the minimum required clearances from the firebox opening to wood. Oversimplified, if you keep the wood 12" away from the opening you've met the code requirement.

As for the appearance, you should post a picture. Once people can visualize the fireplace you'll get all sorts of ideas.

Michael Thomas 02-27-2009 04:45 PM

For starters, there are some clearance requirements when placing a combustible mantle above a fireplace:

Fireplace Mantel Clearances


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