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Mantel surround and bookcases

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Project by Elvin posted 01-31-2013 01:09 AM 1128 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have finally completed my son and daughter-in-laws mantel surround and bookcases. We had to do some demolishing and rebuild the fireplace front. I built the mantel and surround first and then completed the project with the bookcases. The bookcases rest on cabinets and go to the ceiling and are finished off with crown moulding.
The right cabinet is basically the IT cabinet for my sons TV, Receiver, Main speaker for the surround sound, X-box and other stuff that only his generation knows about. He pulled all of the wires from the ceiling behind the wall and we cut plug holes in the b-board for the connections. It really came out clean. (if you look in my forum questions about cutting these holes, I have info on a tool I used and several helpful hint from other LJs). The left cabinet is mainly for storage. The best part of the whole project was having my 3 year old grandson helping with the installation. I hope you enjoy.
El

-- Elvin, Southern California, "How great would life be if we lived a little of it everyday"





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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#1 posted 01-31-2013 01:11 AM

Wow! That’s an improvement!! Well done, sounds like the install was fun, too. Congrats!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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whitebeast88

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#2 posted 01-31-2013 01:36 AM

great job.

there’s nothing like a small set of helping hands!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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stefang

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#3 posted 01-31-2013 07:40 AM

Amazing transformation! Looks beautiful now.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 01-31-2013 04:28 PM

Wonderful results, great work on the mantel and the cabinets and great way to spend quality time with grandson.

—www.sawblade.com

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#5 posted 02-14-2013 12:00 AM

Nice job El. Question, is the fireplace functional?

-- Art, Pittsburgh.

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Elvin

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#6 posted 02-14-2013 03:59 PM

Thanks, and Yes the fireplace is functional. We had it cleaned out and then properly reinstalled all of the fire bricks etc.prior to installing the mantel.

-- Elvin, Southern California, "How great would life be if we lived a little of it everyday"

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