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BLUE WILLOW KITCHEN PROJECT 2


   
STEP TWO Construct the chimney breast.

1. Determine the size of your chimney breast and cut a piece of card to the height and width you require. We have made ours to fit diagonally, but it could also be fitted square into a corner or placed in the centre of a wall.

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Alternative layouts


2. Mark a centre line on the chimney breast and position the range surround centrally on it, lining up with the floor. Mark round with a pencil line and cut the opening. Put the range surround to one side.

  Back of chimney breast

   
2. Draw horizontal pencil lines 6.5 mm apart on the front of the chimney breast.
Draw pencil lines on the front of the chimney breast

4. We cut individual bricks measuring 18 mm by 5.5 mm from 0.75 mm thick card and glued them to the lines offsetting each alternate row. Start on the first full row above the opening for the range and center the first brick, working outwards in each direction. Work up and down from this row. Paint with white acrylic paint.

5. Glue the range surround into the opening so that the edges are flush with the surface of the wall and use 9 mm square section wood to reinforce the joints.

 
Range surround glued into the chimney breast



  VIEW FROM THE BACK
Showing the square section wood reinforcing the joints.

The chimney breast from behind
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