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Walnut Fireplace Installation

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Project by Andy Brownell posted 06-23-2011 06:14 PM 1415 views 4 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

My wife and I recently decided to replace our c. 1983 style, home developer special, P.O.S. fireplace/mantle/hearth. I worked with a designer here in Cincinnati, Space Expressions, Inc. to come up with a design that complimented the overall style of our home’s interior design and furnitue.

Design Details
We had a new wood-burning fireplace insert put in by contractors.
The 16” square walnut panels are made from 1/16” bookmatched veneer on 1.25” thick MDF. The grain direction alternates vertical/horizontal to mimic logs and flames of a fireplace. They are mounted with plenty of industrial adhesive to keep them in place.
The solid walnut slab mantlepiece is 3.5” thick, 9” deep and 80” wide. It is mounted with four steel braces and 3” lagbolts directly to the wall studs.
12”x24” tiles surround the fireplace “box”, and the hearth is made from mosaic stone pieces.

A new TV set up is in progress. Looking forward to replacing the black tv stand to finish things off on the family room upgrade.

Project progress blog posting can be viewed here.

-- Andy Brownell





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#1 posted 07-01-2011 05:42 PM

Andy, this is a gorgeous addition to your family room. The addition of the tile/stone and wood panels add quite a bit of WOW to the project. I can’t wait to see the new tv stand as well.

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