Gas Fireplace Mantle

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Project by Phil277 posted 11-19-2012 10:32 PM 1254 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When we decided to install a gas fireplace I needed to come up with a design for a mantle. I got lucky with a find that worked out nicely. At an auction I bought an old cast iron fireplace surround. I shopped for a gas fireplace unit that would fit into the the opening in the surround. I built the oak mantle and added the stone between the cast iron and wood. The corbels are help up with magnets and drop down on dovetailed brackets to access the ON/Off switch on the left and the fan speed control switch on the right.

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#1 posted 11-19-2012 10:40 PM

That’s the best fireplace I have ever seen!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#2 posted 11-20-2012 05:42 AM

super looking fireplace surround,well done.

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#3 posted 11-20-2012 09:18 PM

Thank you gentlemen. This is one project that I am most proud of. Everyone loves the hidden switches.


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