How to Build a Fireplace Surround Using Stone Pavers

You can build a fireplace surround in a day using reclaimed materials and this simple tutorial.

Use a drywall or a keyhole saw to cut the opening for the fireplace unit. Install the unit according to the manufacturer’s instructions; different fireplaces use different mounting methods. Most electric fireplaces have a power cord and plug. This unit was hard wired into the wall. (Note: In many instances you will need to cut wall studs to complete this project. Do not cut studs in load-bearing walls, however, and be sure to consult an engineer or building inspector for instructions on providing temporary or permanent support.)