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#1 posted 12-15-2009 08:16 AM
Looks like you did a good make over!! Any plans for the white face frames?
-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence
#2 posted 12-15-2009 08:26 AM
Hello TopamaxSurvivor,I wanted to cover the white face frames with thin cypress but my wife likes the contrast between the white and the varnished cypress. However I do plan to replace the white Mantle with cypress. I can get some old cypress that is 3 inches thick X 16 inches deep for the mantle.
#3 posted 12-15-2009 08:32 AM
If momma’s happy, everybody is happy:-))
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#4 posted 12-15-2009 01:02 PM
Looks great and made huge difference in the room….Good choice of wood !
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#5 posted 12-15-2009 01:47 PM
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#6 posted 12-15-2009 02:01 PM
You did a great job on the renovation. My question to you is “Will that meet code in your area?” Seems like you have wood too close to the sides and on the hearth itself.
-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps
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#7 posted 12-15-2009 03:47 PM
Nice job on the fireplace it looks great.
-- Mert,Oshkosh WI,
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#8 posted 12-15-2009 10:14 PM
The build is a real enhancement over the original. Must be nice to have a source of big old-growth cypress, I’m jealous.
I wondered about the proximity of the wood to the opening myself. I intend to build a fireplace surround similar to your idea and while researching found that in California I had to have six inches of non-flammable material between the opening and the wood. Looks like your fireplace door frame might meet that. Then again you’re probably not in California so your mileage may vary.
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#9 posted 12-15-2009 10:36 PM
The distance of the wood to the fireplace of about 7 1/2” works out fine. It is a gas log fireplace and the wood does not even feel the slightest bit warm when the gas logs are lit.
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#10 posted 12-18-2009 07:42 PM
What a difference. The cypress looks great. It makes it much more warm and inviting than the brass. Nicely done!
-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.
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