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Project by John Cleary posted 09-18-2012 08:48 AM 1034 views 7 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

9” x 3” red deal.
Customer wanted a rustic looking Fire surround for a stove.
I bought a 9X3 of Red Deal, planed and sanded it to 100 grade.
The inside is rebated to receive a 30mm brick.
A very enjoyable project, 8 hrs in total.

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Dale

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#1 posted 09-18-2012 01:06 PM

That is very cool, you’ve captured the rustic look. Not familiar with red deal, it looks like knotty pine. Just curious, what would that lumber cost in Ireland. Thanks for posting.

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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John Cleary

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#2 posted 09-18-2012 01:17 PM

Dale-thanks for the compliment.
It cost 43 euro for 15ft of 9” x 3”, and yes its knotty pine.

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Dusty56

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#3 posted 09-18-2012 03:43 PM

That looks so rugged…nice details , and I like your use of the fasteners. Great idea : )
So you spent some time in Boston I read on your homepage. I live in Western Massachusetts : )
Did you do any “exploring” when you were here, John ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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John Cleary

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#4 posted 09-18-2012 06:49 PM

Dusty56, i lived in Dorchester and worked in Newton mostly doing finish work fo r2 Irish Carpentry contractors.
I travelled as far as Buffalo, NY and to the other banks in north Carolina for vacations.
Great country, i was lucky to have 2 brothers in New Hampshire on soccer scholarships also.

So all the boys were Stateside…..not so good for our mam, you know how mammy’s miss their boys when they are not around to keep an eye on :-)

-- crumbs make bread--

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miket812

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#5 posted 09-18-2012 07:53 PM

Very nice indeed! I would like to see it installed in its perminant environment.

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#6 posted 09-19-2012 04:15 AM

Glad you enjoyed your stay in the States , John : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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John Cleary

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#7 posted 09-25-2012 07:29 PM

the installer was kind enough to send me a photo of the fire surround in its final setting.
It had a satin varnish applied to it.

-- crumbs make bread--

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Dusty56

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#8 posted 09-26-2012 03:06 AM

They’re going to have to upgrade their stove now : ) Very nice surround , John !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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