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Custom job for client in cherry. 9’ ceilings and 76” wide.
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#1 posted 12-31-2009 02:42 AM
Jeff, this is gorgeous. The height on this mantle is nice and it has plenty of detail that adds quite of bit of visual interest to it. I also like your inclusion of sapwood in the construction. To me this adds a nice contrast to the cherry.
What kind of finish did you put on it?
One additional comment I would add is that I think your client missed out on a golden opportunity to dress up the looks of the room by adding crown.
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#2 posted 12-31-2009 03:23 AM
Thanks for your comments. The finish is a custom dye I mixed up to match the existing kitchen cabinetry, which is in the adjacent room. It is finished with 4 coats of Crystalac, a waterborn spray finish. This was the first project I did for these clients, and the room is a work in progress. Since these photo’s, I have made two other pieces. One is a large curio cabinet (10’ wide), and on another wall, a custom entertainment center system. I’ll try to post those pics, as I’m new to this site. Check my project gallery in a few days. Lastly, I will be tying all of these pieces in this room (a very, very large family room), with matching cherry wainscoting, and YES, crown moulding around the perimeter of the ceiling.
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#3 posted 12-31-2009 05:37 AM
WOW, love this. Are the moldings built up, or do you have a cutter? Love the finish.
-- --Bob http://www.areddy.net/wood
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#4 posted 12-31-2009 05:48 AM
Wonderful fireplace surround looks beautiful nice work.
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#5 posted 01-03-2010 09:22 PM
any construction pix or dimensions available? thanks and great work!
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#6 posted 01-11-2010 04:58 AM
I saw this project and knew this is what I wanted for my fireplace surround. You do excellent work. Is there any chance you could share the plans???
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#7 posted 01-11-2010 05:01 AM
Nice work, Jeff. Your client will enjoy it.
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