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How to Create a New Hearth

Creating a new hearth can be an easy process. Use these step-by-step instructions to create a concrete hearth that is plastered to look like brick.

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  • tar paper
  • electrical tape
  • 2-1/2" galvanized deck screws
  • concrete blocks
  • concrete mix
  • cap blocks
  • mortar
  • tongue depressors
  • plaster
  • color pigments


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  • screw gun
  • circular saw
  • trowel