More appropriately titled... a FUTURE project

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In testing some documentation, I needed to go through the steps of posting pictures on the various pages of… so I thought I’d work in a little teaser project while I was at it.

The house Dana and I have under contract has an awesome family room. It’s going to look even better once we get the hardwood flooring laid down… but man, will that mantel look weak at that point! I can’t really knock it – the current owner made it himself (he’s British, so he has an affinity for pine furniture, and he’s REALLY good at making it).

But it won’t work with our plans, at all, at all.

So out it goes.

Once we close, I’ll start taking some more accurate dimensions of the fireplace and work on some mantel design ideas.

The flooring is going to be Santos Mahogany, so… looks like I get to make a mantel out of the same! Poor me. :)

-- Ethan,

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dennis mitchell

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#1 posted 03-29-2007 05:50 AM

Tough job, but someone has to do it!

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#2 posted 03-29-2007 05:54 AM

Oh yeah!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#3 posted 03-29-2007 01:50 PM

It looks like you’re staring out with a beautiful home.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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Cathy Krumrei

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#4 posted 03-29-2007 03:05 PM

Lucky you! Can’t wait to see what your going to do on the mantels. LUCKY YOU! Keep sharing the pictures too please.

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#5 posted 03-29-2007 04:36 PM

Congratulations Ethan. I hope you are able to close soon.

Are you planning on leaving the rest of the fireplace exposed? Since it goes from floor to ceiling, you could cover the entire thing with wood to help with your design.

What, no pictures of your shop? :)

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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Ethan Sincox

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#6 posted 03-29-2007 04:51 PM

It will take a little work to get the “shop” space defined, even. The basement is currently pretty open; I’ll need to put in some walls to retard dust travel and noise.

No, I’m not going to cover all of that beautiful brick with wood. We love the exposed brick on the back and want to see as much of it as we can on the sides and front, as well.

I was thinking of a beefier main ledge, with supports below and possibly three panel sections above. I’m going to do some research on some Arts and Crafts designs and see what is out there. I did find a great Greene and Greene mantle the other day, with the extended box joint corners and ebony pegs. Fabulous look, and Greene and Greene works very well with Mahogany.

-- Ethan,

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#7 posted 03-29-2007 11:40 PM

Very nice Ethan. Good luck on the closing.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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