Category Archives: Customer Installations

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Amhurst Cast Stone Fireplace Mantel Shines in Wedding Chapel

Flower Mound is a friendly Texan town northwest of Dallas. Home to more than 165 species of wildflowers, it has the distinction of being ranked number two on financial site NerdWallet’s list of best place for young families in Texas. Flower Mound is also home to a remarkable wedding chapel; Aristide Estate featuring one of our cast stone fireplace mantels. Continue reading

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Project of the Month: Whitmoore Mantel – Dunning Project

Nothing makes us happier than seeing the transformations that take place in our customers’ homes when they install one of our beautiful cast stone fireplace mantels. So this week, we’ll look at the before, during and after as one family installs our Whitmoore mantel. Continue reading

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Featured Project in Southern Living: Conrad Mantel Surround

At Old World Stoneworks, we’re secure in the knowledge that we make beautiful mantels and range hoods. But we always appreciate a shout out from customers, interior designers and the media. So we were thrilled to find our Conrad mantel surround featured in a Southern Living home style review this month. Continue reading

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Project of the Month: Green Bedroom Makeover

At Old World Stoneworks, nothing delights us more than seeing customers transform their spaces by installing our beautiful cast stone mantels and range hoods. And we are so honored when they choose to share their before and after photos with us, and allow us to share them with you. Continue reading

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This Old House – Fireplace Episode Recap

“What is this beauty right here?” Those are the words we’ve been waiting to hear all season, spoken by This Old House host Kevin O’Connor as he admires our Normandy mantel surround. If you’re as proud of what you make as we are, then you’ll understand our elevated heart rate and the shiver down our spine. Continue reading

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This Old House: Episode 9 Recap

After a holiday hiatus, we finally got our first This Old House fix for 2017.

The Arlington Arts & Crafts house is coming along nicely. The new family room addition is framed, as is the second floor addition and the third floor playroom. In this episode, show host Kevin O’Connor and contractor Tommy Silva work on the roof to the new addition. Tommy introduces Kevin to a product called Wacky Wood, which lends itself to the curved shape of the new roof. Regular plywood has multiple thin sheets with the wood grain on the inner sheets perpendicular to the grain on the outer layers. This makes the boards stiff. But the three thin layers of Wacky Wood feature grain running in the same direction, making it pliable to the point of floppiness. It’s perfect for the curved sections of the roof. Continue reading

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Modernizing an Old Fireplace: A Photo Journey

Sometimes it’s hard to imagine how beautiful your outdated fireplace could look with a little TLC – and some help from your friends at Old World Stoneworks. And we hate to admit it, but sometimes we get a little too busy working on projects for our customers to tackle our own homes. Continue reading

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This Old House Episode 5 Recap

This week on our favorite show, the crew took an important step closer to building the fireplace and including one of our mantels. Yes, we’ve been blogging about This Old House for an entire month and are still waiting in suspense for our big moment. It is almost here. Continue reading

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This Old House episode 1 recap

We’ve always been fans of the PBS series This Old House. But now that one of our very own fireplace mantels will be featured this season, we are absolutely glued to our television sets. Since we’re so proud of being a part of the show, we’ve decided to do episode recaps leading up to the episode that will feature our Amhurst Mantel. Here’s what happened on day one. Continue reading

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Featured Project of the Month: C. Mac Construction’s New Build in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana

At Old World Stoneworks, we love to hear from customers who have upgraded their homes with our beautiful mantels and range hoods. This week we’re featuring a project from a builder who started their new project out right. Residents of the new house will be able to enjoy our Florentine Range Hood, our Calais Mantel, and our Nottingham Mantel with an impressive custom #8 Overmantel, from the day they move in. Continue reading

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Before and After Project of the Month

The Dimino family loved sitting together around warm fires. But they were tired of looking at the dated fireplace that had dominated the living room for 50 plus years. So they turned to us to update and beautify their surroundings. And if we do say so ourselves, the result of our before and after project has been a huge success. Continue reading