|Project by clarkey||posted 10-31-2015 02:00 PM||814 views||0 times favorited||1 comment|
l started by building a hearth that is 3” high, its built with 2 pieces of 1” baltic Birch plywood sandwiched together with a 1/4 ” cement board on top . Then l mortared grey porcelain tiles to that and wrapped it in red oak stained . The next step was to have the gas fireplace installed on top. Then the fun began ,l started by building a frame keeping it 1 1/2” more than the manufacture of the fireplace called for away from the stand offs . Then l enclosed the cavity with 1/4” cement board adding additional cement board to the front so l could mortar a 3” border of the same porcelain tiles around the cast of the fireplace . Next l glued 3/8” resawn red oak stained to the front and sides beveling the proper edges to match the adjacent cabinets. Next l took an oak newel post and turned a rope twist on it with my legacy ornamental mill, cut the post in half to flank on both sides . To finish it off l added crown moulding and a solid 1 1/4” thick red oak top. Thanks for looking!