|Project by darrensaathoff||posted 05-30-2011 07:39 PM||845 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
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.