|Project by GaryL||posted 870 days ago||3254 views||5 times favorited||15 comments|
I installed this fireplace surround today. Poplar and MDF with shopmade moldings. Poplar pilaster column split in half to help reduce the depth of the mantle top. Pre-cat lacquer finish.
This is the before pic. For some unknown reason some builders in this area build these ugly drywall surrounds with the drywall ledge. It makes for such a deep mantle shelf when adding a real surround.
This was when the bulk of the head pc/breast plate was glued up.
A little further along on getting it all together.
Getting set up to spray.
After the first coat of primer and first sanding (2 hrs). Then rinse and repeat, or spray primer and sand again. (A good finish is all in the prep work)
After two coats of white satin lacquer. ( Magna-Lac )
-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.