Chimney from start to finish (well, 99% done)

by brae  

A recap of the Heritage chimney from inspiration to 1:12 scale reality!  :D


The original W E Masonry chimney as inspiration

And the process from start to finish with a foam core, wood and cardboard base topped with egg carton brickwork.

I tapered off the moss application as I moved up the chimney.

The chimney is now 99% complete!  I'll do a bit more color correcting and add the ivy vine once the chimney is permanently attached to the house...close to the end of the build.  Most of the house wiring will run down the inside of the chimney so it will be one of the last things I finish for this project.

I took this photo in low light to show its spookier side.  ;]  I love it!!!

Just a few updates since this post.  The smaller inset fits into the attic.

Update: chimney has been finished and attached to the house.

Update: the chimney is finished!  :D

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Note: to read about the original W E Masonry project, click
here.  It, too, was a massive undertaking!

25 comments

Comment from: Pilar [Visitor]

Realmente incleíble!!!! es perfecta!!!!
Besos.

11/30/11 @ 00:49
Comment from: Susi [Visitor]

Debes de sentirte muy orgullosa¡¡¡
No todo el mundo podria hacer ese gran trabajo¡¡¡
Enhorabuena
Susi

11/30/11 @ 01:22
Comment from: Elga [Visitor]

Just wonderful!!!!! I think I will need to search for some images the day I start building my Victorian house chimneys for some inspiration.

11/30/11 @ 02:30
Comment from: Margriet [Visitor]

Wonderful to see the whole building process in one post. It is an amazing chimney…very, very beautiful!!!

11/30/11 @ 03:46
Comment from: Keli [Visitor]

In-freaking-credible.

11/30/11 @ 03:57
Comment from: Pepper [Visitor]  

It looks superb Brae. It was certainly worth all the effort you put into it. I love it!

11/30/11 @ 05:19
Comment from: ModMom [Visitor]

I’ve enjoyed seeing the whole process and can’t wait to see more…amazing!

11/30/11 @ 06:17
Comment from: Lucille [Visitor]

Just perfect! So realistic! You’re one in a million, Brae, to have undertaken such an immense project!

11/30/11 @ 06:43
Comment from: Sharon [Visitor]

It really is magnificent! Well done on such a wonderful job!

11/30/11 @ 07:08
Comment from: brae [Member]

Thanks, everyone! I now need to vacuum - there is “moss” everywhere! :))

11/30/11 @ 07:36
Comment from: Jeannette [Visitor]

Wonderful! It looks totally creepy! Love it!! :o)

11/30/11 @ 07:40
Comment from: irene [Visitor]

This has been such an interesting project to follow. I love your step by step pics and the end result is something to be very proud of.

11/30/11 @ 11:34
Comment from: Maria- [Visitor]

Wow it is fantastic. What a wonderful job you did.
Hugs Maria

11/30/11 @ 14:44
Comment from: daisy [Visitor]

Love this post! It’s so much fun to see this fantastic project recapped from beginning to end!

11/30/11 @ 18:47
Comment from: Alisa [Visitor]  

Wow! I am speechless!

12/02/11 @ 00:58
Comment from: brae [Member]

Thank you!!! :>>

12/02/11 @ 22:25
Comment from: Michelle [Visitor]

This project has been a pleasure to follow and watch it grow, putting a post with all the stages was fun to see.

12/04/11 @ 17:32
Comment from: Wayne Ervin [Visitor]  

It’s interesting how you’ve made a model of the fireplace I designed and built.
Before I began the installation, I simply made a preliminary sketch to insure it would fit dimensionally within the space.
I created the details as I went because the owner of the house/client asked me to feel free to be creative.
The reason the upper chimney is offset was to clear the roof line but after completion I think it adds to the ascetics of the overall design as well.

I’m glad you enjoyed it and thanks for linking to my website.

01/18/12 @ 18:49
Comment from: brae [Member]

It is a wonderful design! I’m so glad you found my blog. :D

01/18/12 @ 19:16
Comment from: MostlyMinis on Etsy [Visitor]

I’m with Keli!!!! You got THAT right!!!!!

12/10/12 @ 13:57
Comment from: brae [Member]

Thanks so much! :D

12/10/12 @ 15:00
Comment from: Rachel [Visitor]  

Your work is just amazing! Gives me a lot of inspiration!

02/23/13 @ 21:59
Comment from: brae [Member]

Thank you so much! :D

02/25/13 @ 07:43
Comment from: Naomi E.Frates [Visitor]

Hello Ms. Brae,

I am getting ready to make my bricks and I wondered if you used the white stickers from the kit on your egg cartons for a template? I couldn’t find where you explained how you came up with this technique. Thank again for this site and all its international influences!!!

06/13/15 @ 09:22
Comment from: brae [Member]

Thank you, Naomi! :>> I’ve added a link to my egg carton tutorial.

http://www.otterine.com/blog/blog1.php/cutting-egg-carton-bricks-plus

06/13/15 @ 11:35


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