Walnut and Marble Fireplace

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Project by ShopDogs posted 08-19-2010 10:44 PM 1486 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a free standing unit that is actually part of a 14’ wall unit. The other pieces are yet to be built.
The fireplace insert is a gas fired unit with artificial logs.

The “S” on each column top does not stand for Shopdogs, or Smith. It is the Client’s initial.

The walnut has been in storage for 25 years or so. Some of it was very twisted and buggy, but we ended up with about 500 BF of good usable stock. Note the section of “flame grain” we used for the mantle top.

This unit is pretty heavy to move, but still not as much as the purple heart entertainment center.

Thanks for looking.


-- ShopDogs, Tulsa, OK The tools aren't the problem-It's the organic interface!

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#1 posted 08-19-2010 10:53 PM

nice work my fav wood

-- wizzardofwood..... "ITS MY JOB TO AMAZE YOU"

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#2 posted 08-19-2010 11:34 PM

Nice fire place now all we need is a fire and a glass of wine…......................Schloemoe

-- schloemoe, Oregon , http://www.

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#3 posted 08-19-2010 11:42 PM

Oh, so very nice. That is some very nice wood. Everything turned out great. I’m sure the customer will be very pleased. That is some fine free-hand router work on the “S”.

-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.

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#5 posted 08-20-2010 02:15 AM

gorgeous fireplace! some very nice detail work

-- Cheyenne - Nashville,TN

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#6 posted 08-20-2010 04:42 PM

Great job beautiful

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 08-21-2010 10:44 PM

Michael it’s amaizing.Wood in combination with stone looks realy great!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 10-22-2010 04:34 PM

Hi Michael;

Very nice job!!!


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#9 posted 12-03-2010 11:04 PM

Beautiful work. What kind of finish did you use?

-- Sally

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#10 posted 03-18-2011 12:08 AM

very nice !

-- '' Nope, Chuck Testa ! ''

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