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Project by Josh posted 07-27-2018 04:24 PM 778 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife hated the old fireplace mantle and hearth which was made from flagstone so this spring we ripped it all down and I spent the next two months fixing drywall and then building a new hearth and mantle. The hearth is made from particle board and poplar. The mantle is mdf and poplar. All the wood was just dimensional lumber from lowes (except for the shiplap) which I then routed or what not. It’s taken a long time but I think we are please with the results.

Just need to finish painting the walls and add baseboards that we removed and we’ll be finished.

-- Josh, South Jordan Utah

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#1 posted 07-27-2018 06:49 PM

Well done, that is a beautiful job.

-- andrek

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#2 posted 07-27-2018 07:32 PM

Wow, what a nice upgrade. You finally escaped from 1983.
Well done.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#3 posted 07-27-2018 08:56 PM

I agree with the “1983 calling…” comment 8^)

Flagstone constructions like that are nice, but they really force everything around them to conform. Your upgrade has classic lines and certainly adds a nice space for pictures/photos.

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#4 posted 07-28-2018 12:25 AM

Very Nice Project & Well Done Josh!


-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#5 posted 07-28-2018 10:21 AM

Nice work!

-- Petey

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#6 posted 07-28-2018 03:35 PM

You did a great job on this fire place. Congratulations.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#7 posted 07-31-2018 12:46 AM

Yep this turned out very lovely.

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