|Project by Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor||posted 1467 days ago||2886 views||2 times favorited||10 comments|
I just finished a major kitchen renovation and my wife decided that I should do something to take the ugly out of our old fireplace. We did not like looking at the grey tiles or the shiny brass. I had about 125 bd ft of old cypress in my shop that I had not dedided on what to use it for…..this seemed just the right project to help reduce the pile of cypress lumber and try out my new Freud quadra cut panel bits.
On both sides of the fireplace were built in bookcases that were all painted white. My first step was to make new raised panel cypress doors to replace the ugly old painted flat panel ones. next, I sanded the polished brass trim and spray painted it with a heat resistanf paint.
I then made cypress frame and panels sections to enclose the area surrounding areas. This was the tricky part because the fireplace was not centered in the opening but was about a inch and a half off center. I wanted the side panels to be of equal width so they would not stand out as the old grey tiles did.
So far I have put on 2 coats of hadnrubbed polyurethane and plan to apply a total of 8.
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