Fireplace cover up

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Project by Mark55 posted 03-25-2013 11:07 PM 1367 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a fun fireplace cover up. My customer wanted something simple but different. So this is what we came up with. Most of it is wood stacked together to create a beaded or softened look. The only router bit used was a 1/4” round over bit and each piece stacked and fastened together to look like a heavy beaded look. The mantle itself was also staked until we got to the desired thickness. It was a simple project but ended up looking unique. The home owner is an artist and used the area above the fireplace to display her artwork.
The only molding used was 3” crown on the top.

-- Mark, Newton, NC.

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#1 posted 03-25-2013 11:36 PM

very nice mantle,i’m sure they were very happy with it.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#2 posted 03-26-2013 12:40 AM

100% improvement. The new look will surely draw attention to whatever art she decides to feature. Simple elegance.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#3 posted 03-26-2013 12:50 AM

What a difference. I’m also a mason though and I love the brick look. You definitely added class to that room!

-- Plant as many trees as you can

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#4 posted 03-26-2013 01:29 AM

This does look nice, Mark. Very cleverly done. I’m impressed with your new Sketchup skills!

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL There are three types of people...those who are good at math and those who aren't.

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#5 posted 03-26-2013 03:07 AM

Very nice Mark. Ya certainly kicked up that room. Your stepped idea is very cool. I’m right in the middle of doing the same.

-- Mark

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#6 posted 03-26-2013 12:31 PM

very nice look and clever idea of stacking. Very elegant

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#7 posted 03-26-2013 12:51 PM

It looks great; nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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