Removing brick shelves on brick fireplace?

brandonbMarch 15, 2013

Hi everyone,

We're in the process of doing some remodeling in a couple rooms. One thing we'd like to do is move our TV to above the fireplace. (see picture) However, there are these 3 built in brick shelves on the fireplace in the way. Any idea on the best way to remove them?

Thanks!
-Brandon

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annzgw

I'd use a toe-kick or jamb saw with a masonry blade. That should cut it nearly flush with the other brick.

    Bookmark   March 15, 2013 at 3:11PM
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brickeyee

"That should cut it nearly flush with the other brick."

And make it stick out like a sore thumb.

Score slightly if you must then snap it off.

If you get a bad break,you can try and clean it up or get a plugging chisel and drilling hammer (small sledge) and take out the whole stone.

you might get lucky and find out the stones are only a few inches into the wall and easy to remove.

You can ten use the piece to fill the hole.

This post was edited by brickeyee on Thu, Mar 21, 13 at 14:45

    Bookmark   March 21, 2013 at 2:44PM
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