Fireplace Surround W/Bookcases

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Project by ND2ELK posted 06-13-2012 12:38 AM 2676 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I did this unit right before I left for Florida and never got it loaded on lumberjocks. The living room had a cathedral ceiling with a marble fireplace right in the middle of a big wall. This is what I came up with to accent the fireplace. It is made out of red oak, stained, rub on poly and waxed. It really dressed up the room. The last two pictures show a chaseway for the cords. It is held in by the shelves. There is a chaseway going from the bookcase behind the panel going to the TV.

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#1 posted 06-13-2012 12:43 AM

I like the design. Nice work. Your handle looks like a Ham call to me. Sound have used mine.

-- Stormy: Sometimes the wood just tells you what it wants to be.

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#2 posted 06-13-2012 01:06 AM

Nice work it looks good!

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Joe Lyddon

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#3 posted 06-13-2012 01:09 AM


Great design!

You’ve been busy!

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#4 posted 06-13-2012 01:29 AM

Very good looking unit Tom.

Kind of hot in Florida, isn’t it?


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#5 posted 06-13-2012 01:39 AM

great work here tom

i guess between this
the gun cab
and florida

it’s no wonder
we haven’t seen you to much

looks like you got that new shop zeroed in too

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#6 posted 06-13-2012 02:10 AM

really nice unit tom…you could really do well running your cabinet shop out of your home, or is that what your doing, without it being official…lol…...

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#7 posted 06-13-2012 03:58 AM

Looks great, you are a busy guy! Keep up the good work.

-- $tudie

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#8 posted 06-13-2012 11:36 AM

Wonderful craftsmanship Tom.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#9 posted 06-13-2012 12:19 PM

This will no doubt be the focal point of the room. Congratulations on a job well done.


-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#10 posted 06-13-2012 02:11 PM

looks great

-- Gary

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#11 posted 06-14-2012 12:28 PM

Well, you have indeed been very busy. Great work on a very fine project.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#12 posted 06-17-2012 07:21 PM

That’s a really nice surround. I’m a big fan of Oak, especially when its stained that color. Well Done!

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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#13 posted 09-27-2012 11:07 AM

There are four most important types or categories of bookcases. Under these four main categories are a plethora of different bookcase styles that might fit your space.

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