Walnut Fireplace Installation

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Blog entry by Andy Brownell posted 06-23-2011 06:27 PM 4782 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are are some sequential project photos showing the evolution of my recent fireplace installation.
Final project posted on LJ here.

The starting point. Nowhere to go but up.

Everything removed and framing out the new fireplace insert.

Building the tile surround. FYI, Gorilla Tape is awesome for holding the big pieces in place while they set!

Mounting of the 50+lb mantle piece with 4 1/4” thick steel brackets. (it held my weight without moving)

Fabrication of the custom walnut panels.

Preparing the hearth for tiling (pre-side trim installation)

Hearth tile detail

The finished product:

-- Andy Brownell

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#1 posted 06-23-2011 08:28 PM

Andy, this was a nice transformation. The space went from rather bland to WOW! with the addition of the new mantle and tiling. The new fireplace is certainly the focal point of the room now.

Are the wood tiles solid wood or veneered? In the pictures you posted above it looks to me like they are walnut veneer over an mdf core.

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#2 posted 06-24-2011 02:28 AM

Looks great! Nice tip about the gorilla tape.

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