fire place

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Project by darrensaathoff posted 05-30-2011 07:39 PM 961 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this fire place when I was remodeling my living room. I did not have a fire place originally. It is a gas vent free model. I used a marble tile for the surround and made the mantle out of oak. I put a lip on the front to prevent stuff from falling off and I made some hooks for the stockings that hook onto the lip so I did not need to put holes in the mantle. My wife wanted a place to plug in her decorations but we did not want the cords hanging down so the kids could pull them down on their heads. I wanted the outlets hidden so I recessed 3 in the top and put covers over them . To make them accessible I glued a washer on the under side of the cover and use a rare earth magnet to remove them . I still need to build 2 cabinets on each side of the fire place. When I get them done I will post them.

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#1 posted 05-30-2011 11:39 PM

Looks good. I especially like the thought behind the front lip and the addition of the outlets, as well as the way you access them when needed. Nice! I’ll be curious to see how the cabinets turn out.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#2 posted 05-31-2011 12:31 AM

I like it, well done on the hidden outlests as well very cleaver.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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