How to make a false fireplace with his hands Plasterboard: 3 kinds of products

How to make a false fireplace with his hands Plasterboard: 3 kinds of products

12 October 2017



Beautiful false fireplace add comfort to the living roomBeautiful false fireplace adds coziness to gostinuyuFalsh-fire - a design that resembles the current focus, but it does not perform the basic functions of a conventional fireplace - heating fuel facilities. Decorative products are beautiful and practical, because they can be used not only give the interior comfort. Raised with fireplaces used as a shelf or a demonstration niche or room zoning.


Types and methods of location indoors false fireplaces plasterboard

Raised fireplace in appearance to distinguish from this not easy: in its finish can completely replicate stone or brickwork. Inside the furnace of the fire can put a series of massive candles or electronic photo frame with an imitation fire.

Before installing false fire should think in advance of its place in the interior of the roomBefore installing false fire should think in advance of its place in the interior of the room

Very effectively within such false fireplaces look plasma screens, transmitting a flame image and crackling sound logs with any gadget through a wireless network.

Raised fireplace - a perfect solution for apartments and families with small children or pets. In addition, they can be of several types, including functioning as a home heater.

Types of decorative fireplaces:


  • Conditional falshkamin - those in which the portal necessarily extends beyond the walls and has finished with the furnace. He will warm due to the power, but do not allow to burn yourself or to provoke a fire from the embers.
  • Credible false fireplace creates a mandatory basis from fire-resistant materials. This fireproof drywall, and the inner lining of the furnace. They can be mounted standard electric heater, and biofuel. In this case, the inside of the structure is built of plasterboard purchase Bio Fireplace.
  • Symbolic fireplace heating function, in principle, no. It acts purely as a decorative element of the interior, in its essence - a three-dimensional picture with the image of fire. However, the mantel in a symbolic fireplace can be spectacular, and then positioned her decorative items or to make it stand for a plasma TV screen.

Choose the size and location of the fireplace in the apartment worth wisely. Small design with photo frame inside lost in a large room, but it would be appropriate in the office or library. Another option may be to consider the fireplace corner or even attachments. The large living room it is better positioned in the middle of the wall, creating an interior center of the composition.  

Materials and tools to create a false fireplace made of plasterboard with their hands

For the manufacture of false fireplace with his hands need a tool for working with plasterboard. Nothing new, but it is useful to you the level and plumb line to align the vertical lines, a paint knife and scissors for cutting metal profiles and sheets of drywall corners, spatulas, divider, sandpaper, hammer or hammer drill and a screwdriver, marking pen, a ruler.

Quick and easy to make an original fireplace with your own hands can be of plasterboardQuick and easy to make an original fireplace with your own hands can be of plasterboard



From the materials needed to create the fireplace frame:

  • Profile wall (FP) and directional (TD);
  • drywall sheets (GCR);
  • Screws for gypsum board and wall plugs for mounting the profile;
  • Tape-serpyanka for sealing;
  • PVA glue;
  • Plastered "Start" and "Finish";
  • Acrylic primer;
  • Styrofoam;
  • Whatman.

In most cases, all of the accessories to work there every master at home, will only have to purchase the missing items.

To create a raised-hearth need to make a sketch of the future construction. Then the master recommended to prepare a sketch to work on Styrofoam mockup, and only then start to work with plasterboard.

After preparing the tools and materials, you should definitely remove the measurement of future false fireplace and you are ready to perform the construction work.

Raised fireplace with his hands Plasterboard: step by step plan works

For the manufacture of the frame of the future fireplace slide layout on the site of the proposed installation. Note bearing profiles location, with a plumb and level, check whether the obtained vertically straight. Then begins prirezka profile and its installation.

Before you begin to install the trim fireplace made of plasterboard are kindly requested to prepare the necessary materials and tools for the jobBefore you begin to install the trim fireplace made of plasterboard are kindly requested to prepare the necessary materials and tools for the job

Step by step instructions to create false fire:

  • Cut the wall profile and mount them to the wall and a semi. Profile of Mo cut into cross beams and fasten them with screws to the wall profile. Do not forget that in addition to the main frame to be mounted inside the firebox of the fireplace.
  • Making a preform of plasterboard. If the front wall of the chamber you want to make a semi-circular cut-out furnace, it can be done similarly to the production of arches, only need to properly bend the strip of GCR.
  • Fasten the workpiece onto the profile by means of small screws plasterboard. The seams are sealed tape-serpyanku and PVA glue. On top of the box install the mantel.
  • The last step before the final finishing of fireplaces - all surfaces should be thoroughly clean and then putty with sandpaper.

Raised fireplaces need not be rectangular, you can design any form of fire, including the use of rounding corners.


If you plan to use the mantelpiece for storing books, heavy statues or as a support for the TV screen, you can sew up the wall fireplace with a double layer of GCR in order to strengthen the structure.

After completion of the assembly of the fire box is the time to think about what finishing materials to decorate the fireplace.

Finishing false fireplaces

Plenty of room for fancy decoration decorative fireplaces truly limitless. They can be designed in different interior styles, decorated with hundreds of kinds of materials can be placed inside the firebox original replacements live fire.

Make the living room a refined and elegant, you can use the false fireplace with stuccoMake the living room a refined and elegant, you can use the false fireplace with stucco

Here are some options for fireplaces decor:


  1. Classic decor fireplace - stucco finish and trim columns. Lightweight embodiment is made of foam is glued to a conventional PVA adhesive, and then painted with latex paint.
  2. Finish the raw stone is also good. This can be a shell rock and pebbles, slate or granite tiles. And you can choose another classic variant - furnish natural or artificial marble.
  3. The easiest way to decorate a fireplace with the help of red brick or tile that mimics it. Tile in the eastern or Mediterranean style, oblivnye tile or tiles - also will look well.
  4. As decorative elements can be safely used for these attributes Fireplaces: wrought-iron grilles and stand under the wood, the wood itself, woodpile stacked by the fireplace or inside the firebox.
  5. If you want to mount inside the portal Bio Fireplace, consider installing protective glass in front of the firebox. This is a beautiful and comfortable alternative to the grate.
  6. As the "stuffing" of the furnace can put candles, put the books add up natural wood or ceramic.

As a Christmas decoration inside trim fireplace can be put shimmering herringbone electrogarlands as replacement live flame.

Make a false fireplace with his hands Plasterboard (video)

Raised fireplace is now considered timely and low-cost option in the interior decoration of premises. It is easy to manufacture and design options such fireplaces can find thousands - is enough to look photos of ready-made products on the Internet, and perhaps come up with your own original decorative home.

Design fireplace trim from drywall (photo in the interior)

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