Fireplace Job

  • Advertise with us
Project by John Russell posted 03-20-2016 05:13 PM 1166 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The above photos are of a fireplace I did for some old friends. I guess I deleted the pics of the early framing stages, but who wants to see that anyways. The couple I built the fireplace for gave me a picture googled off the web, and wanted me to build a mantle similar. After framing I went and got some sheets of primed birch and lumber and started to cover my studs. The trim is a pretty simple library panel, i used a primed birch bc the couple was going to paint white. I’m not a fan of painting wood, but since I was only doing the woodwork to keep cost down it meant less work for me. I completed this project early in December ‘16 just in time to hang cheistmas decorations and when the couple finished the fire place they sent me a picture that could have been in Better Homes and Gardens.

-- Shakedown, OKLAHOMA

3 comments so far

View helluvawreck's profile


32122 posts in 4148 days

#1 posted 03-20-2016 06:31 PM

You did a very nice job on this.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

View Ivan's profile


17046 posts in 4149 days

#2 posted 03-20-2016 07:33 PM

Good work. Main thing is that you made a friend happy.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

View  woodshaver Tony C   's profile

woodshaver Tony C

8345 posts in 4634 days

#3 posted 03-21-2016 12:13 PM

Nice job on your mantel John! Making friends happy is a great feeling!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics