Fireplace Job

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Project by John Russell posted 03-20-2016 05:13 PM 849 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The above photos are of a fireplace I did for some old friends. I guess I deleted the pics of the early framing stages, but who wants to see that anyways. The couple I built the fireplace for gave me a picture googled off the web, and wanted me to build a mantle similar. After framing I went and got some sheets of primed birch and lumber and started to cover my studs. The trim is a pretty simple library panel, i used a primed birch bc the couple was going to paint white. I’m not a fan of painting wood, but since I was only doing the woodwork to keep cost down it meant less work for me. I completed this project early in December ‘16 just in time to hang cheistmas decorations and when the couple finished the fire place they sent me a picture that could have been in Better Homes and Gardens.

-- Shakedown, OKLAHOMA

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#1 posted 03-20-2016 06:31 PM

You did a very nice job on this.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#2 posted 03-20-2016 07:33 PM

Good work. Main thing is that you made a friend happy.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 03-21-2016 12:13 PM

Nice job on your mantel John! Making friends happy is a great feeling!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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