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Project by crmitchell posted 553 days ago 904 views 9 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This replaced the original that looked like it had been done by a drunk with a sledge hammer and a 2 man crosscut saw.

There were some challenges when I removed the original. First, I learned why the room was so cold – there was a 1” gap between the brick and drywall, covered by a molding. I had to wrap the pediments around the edges of the bricks.

Second, had to carry the design of the bookcases that were in the house when we bought it.

Built it in 4 pieces and all the miters, and there were a lot of them, had to fit perfectly or it would have looked terrible – and I would never hear the last of it. Must have carried the sections in and out 50 times. When done, everything did fit perfectly !

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#1 posted 553 days ago

Nicely done! Love how it matches the rest of the bookcases.

-- Dave in Minnesota - If it ain't broke, improve it!

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#2 posted 553 days ago

That is a work of art. Love the look of it and clean bright apperance. Fits in the room perfect. Well done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 553 days ago

well done I wish I had half your talents.

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#4 posted 553 days ago

Well done. Good job matching the style of the bookcases. I like this design so I’m going to put this one in favorites for future use. Thanks

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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#5 posted 553 days ago

Beautiful fireplace surround.

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 553 days ago

That’s just so calming! Beautiful work! I appreciate your project so much!

-- "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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#7 posted 553 days ago

very nice

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#8 posted 553 days ago

Top notch mantle . Certainly one of the best that I’ve ever seen : )

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

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#9 posted 551 days ago


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