Mantel and surround

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Project by Elvin posted 06-25-2010 01:47 AM 1823 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The old fireplace was all brick and had side extensions of brick from the ‘70’s (if that makes any sense?) It was a mess and the harth was in different levels. I built a new mantel and upper area and surround to cover the brick and give the room an updated look. It was my first mantel of this type and I was pretty pleased with the finished product. I hope you enjoy

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

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#1 posted 06-25-2010 02:22 AM

That is a great transformation Elvin! It turned out very nice indeed and has become a nice focal point for the room.

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#2 posted 06-25-2010 02:23 AM

Great looking surround a clean build.


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#3 posted 06-25-2010 03:08 AM

Nice mantel.

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#4 posted 06-25-2010 05:06 AM

very nice – it looks very expensive and classy!!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#5 posted 06-25-2010 05:12 AM

Wow, it doesn’t look like a redo at all! Super work!

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#6 posted 06-25-2010 04:28 PM

That is very nice.

I’m sure it has completely transformed the look and feel of the room.

Did it make the room feel more formal?

I’m sure the room is classier now than it was before.

Also excellent choices on the marble and the screen. They definitely lend more class to an already classy build!

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#7 posted 09-02-2010 08:20 PM

Now that is a very thoughtful use of space; you have a great eye for detail!

-- GX

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#8 posted 02-22-2012 01:15 AM

This is one of the nicest mantles and fireplaces that I have ever seen : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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