Fireplace Surround book shelves

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Project by Michael Brailsford posted 08-05-2008 01:52 AM 21998 views 7 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is another set of built-ins I made in my family room. They were made first. I am an avid reader and we needed some book shelves. It was previously useless space, and did not take up much of the floor space.
I ran LED rope on the back side of the stiles, across the top of the fireplace and down the stile on the other side. I have them controlled by a timer and give the perfect light while we are watching a movie.

-- Michael A. Brailsford

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#1 posted 08-05-2008 02:48 AM

She’s a beauty !

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#2 posted 08-05-2008 03:04 AM

Very nice… !!

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#3 posted 08-05-2008 03:31 AM

Wow Michael,

You’re pretty handy around the house huh. I bet your wife really likes you! lol

Great job.


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#4 posted 08-05-2008 03:54 AM

Nice job. They look great. Something elss for my wife to put on the honey do list. Thanks Michael !!!!!!!

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#5 posted 08-05-2008 04:14 AM

Great job…excellent use of space!

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#6 posted 08-05-2008 04:20 AM

Great job. It looks like it matches up real nice with your other project. Looks like you have some real character in your family room. Thanks for sharing Michael.

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#7 posted 08-05-2008 01:15 PM

Wow! Completes the room!

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#8 posted 08-05-2008 04:33 PM

looks great.

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#9 posted 08-05-2008 07:41 PM

Great job!

Thanks for the post


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#10 posted 08-05-2008 07:55 PM

Great job

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#11 posted 08-06-2008 04:17 AM

Great job, I like the nice fresh look.

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