Removing Drywall Above Fireplace

mcb1981March 11, 2008

I have an electric fireplace coming out of the main wall that is enclosed by drywall. The problem is that the drywall encloses the fireplace and goes all the way up to the ceiling.

I would like to remove the drywall above a certain height so I can put a mantle on top of the fireplace instead of the drywall extending all the way up to the ceiling.

As far as I know, the drywall above the fireplace is completely hollow.

I have someone professional coming in to put the mantle on for me, but I would like to save some money and remove the drywall myself.

Would this be difficult to do? Any advice would be much appreciated.

thanks!

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mcb1981

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    Bookmark   March 11, 2008 at 7:11PM
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rjoh878646

If you a little bit about carpentry, it won't be any problem since it is an electric fireplace with no flue. If you have never tackled any drywall projects and did any reframing, get someone else to do it. It involves a little more than just cutting out the drywall. You are going to have to cut off the studs going to the ceiling and reframe where they will put the mantel

    Bookmark   March 12, 2008 at 11:52AM
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