When there's a wall, there's a way

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Project by Missle posted 2571 days ago 1006 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

What was a plain white wall is now the center piece of our living room. Meet our custom built mantle / surround. The crowning piece is the solid, and very heavy, piece of 2.25”x13.25”x114” red oak. This massive chunk of wood adorns our gas fireplace surround. Built entirely out of red oak and designed my my husband, Kevin.

-- Missle

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#1 posted 2571 days ago

Looking good Missy. Tell Kevin he did a great job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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Dan'um Style

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#2 posted 2571 days ago

nice work

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#3 posted 2571 days ago

Very nice looking. Really like the red oak.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#4 posted 2571 days ago

Really nice – makes you want to snuggle up with a good book and cozy fire.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#5 posted 2571 days ago

I like this very much. Looks like a lot of work went into the detail of the moulding.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#6 posted 2571 days ago

well done….. how much reading would you get done ?? I’d just sit and stare at this!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#7 posted 2571 days ago

Wow! This is very nice – a monument of Kevin’s ability to design and craft wood.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#8 posted 2571 days ago

Very nice, & cozy looking. A good place to spend a winter evening.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#9 posted 2571 days ago

Thanks ya’ll!
It certainly is a nice place to cozy up to. The ventless gas fireplace warms up the entire house in a matter of 30 minutes! We love it!

-- Missle

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#10 posted 2561 days ago

Great idea! Made something beautiful from something ordinary.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#11 posted 2561 days ago

An exceptional job!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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