|Project by Ben Robinson||posted 03-03-2010 12:59 PM||7297 views||22 times favorited||11 comments|
Our house originally had a cheap, MDF fireplace surround. Taking inspiration from a few restaurants and commercial spaces in Atlanta, I came up with the idea of creating a “slatted” fireplace wall and mantle. I also poured a concrete slab for the hearth. It weighs over 500 pounds and was a bear to move into the house.
The wall is 1×6 poplar with hidden storage under either end of the mantle for matches and the gas key. There is down lighting under the mantle and up lighting behind the TV. I also made a bow-shaped wooden bracket for the up lighting that accommodates for the TV mount.
(I’m brand new to lumberjocks, so please tell me if this type of project is inappropriate for this website.)
-- Ben, Atlanta, http://www.plankandboard.com