Making Fireplace Screens

Apr 23rd

Determine the screen size of the finished fireplace. Measure the width of the fireplace and then add 10 inches (25.4 cm). This number will give you the minimum width required for your fireplace screens.

Decorative Custom Fireplace Screens
Decorative Custom Fireplace Screens

Making fireplace screens, search narrow windows framed with old timber thrift stores or garage sales. You can also buy new windows in a store home improvement if necessary.

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Sand the window frame to eliminate any rough edges or peeling paint. You can paint the window after sanding to match the decor of your home, if you wish. Draw your design on paper before you start cutting any glass. Determines the color of glass. Cut into desired shapes glass marking a glass cutter and then carefully broken apart by hand pieces. Use gloves and eye protection during this process.

Glue each piece of cut glass in place in the window using a small amount of glass adhesive. Continue until you have completed the designs fireplace screens in all windows. Mix sanded grout with water according to the directions on the package of the grout. Put the grout on the glass so that it fills all the cracks between each piece of glass. Use gloves to avoid cutting your hands with the edges of cut glass.

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