Fireplace surround and Mantel

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Project by clarkey posted 10-31-2015 02:00 PM 761 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

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!

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#1 posted 10-31-2015 02:07 PM

This is really nice work and very attractive.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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