Fireplace surround and mantle

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Project by jutsFL posted 06-07-2020 08:37 PM 730 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So, its finally done. Moved I to the new place about 5 months ago. This one took about 1 month start to finish.

Heres the only before shot I have…

Ripped it up and put up a new surround with kitchen rock style backsplash. Then set out to make the wooden surround from plywood.

Painted it up…

Notched the back to fit the brackets for the walnut mantle…

The walnut mantle was had channels recessed to allow it to sit flush to the crown moulding, and screwed in from the bottom. Then the surround was put into place.

Thanks for taking a peek!


-- I've quickly learned that being a woodworker isn't about making flawless work, rather it's fixing all the mistakes you made so that it appears flawless to others! Jay - FL

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#1 posted 06-08-2020 12:24 PM

Very nice. I like the stacked stone look. I also like the cleaner lines of the mantel surround you built. The walnut compliments it perfectly. Good work. I just started working on upgrading our fireplace…

-- Tim in Tucson

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#2 posted 06-08-2020 01:25 PM

Nice work. You’ve shown that a non traditional surround can be incorporated into the classic fireplace mantel. When it comes to mantles, the classic white pilasters on the side, supporting the top shelf clearly draws the eye to what is typically one (or only) center piece in the room. Thanks!

-- Al,Midwest -To thine own self be true

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#3 posted 06-08-2020 08:21 PM

Very nice!

-- Petey

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