Flash back to last time family was here and I demo-ed the back stairs. This time I felt like I had the experience to demo a heavy cement fireplace. I was wrong. This seemingly dated cement front was built to withstand the apocalypse. Lined with mesh and reinforced with rebar, I ended up calling in reinforcements to help get it out of the house to the backyard where after many swings of the hammer, we were able to diminish it to a smaller size for bulk pick up by the city and a bunch of smaller pieces for me to send out with the trash. Below is the video of my failed attempt to break it for your viewing pleasure.