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Old 01-17-2013, 11:05 PM   #1
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Does this fireplace surround look bad?


So never did get fireplace surround done on gas fireplace yet. House few years old now and I should probably finish alot of things. So they legs going up is plywood boxes and I used some left over hickory engineered hardwood flooring to wrap them. The top mantel is just scrap ikea shelf I ran through table saw just to "visualize" what mantel on top would look like. Legs look alittle plain too me. Going for a rustic look though. I will be tiling wall around fireplace to match hearth. Too big? Too small? Just bad all together?


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I would like something like this but this is pricey and I cannot find a place that has old reclaimed lumber from barn beams etc



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Old 01-17-2013, 11:06 PM   #2
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Oh and top of that mantel is roughly half way to ceiling, so being lower might be too low.
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Old 01-18-2013, 06:27 AM   #3
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no & that dress won't make your wife look fat, either asking for appearance opinions is pointless imp as everyone sees things differently,,, got const issues ? come see us if you like something, that's what you get - just save for it & hope the next owners like it too
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My best method to determining size and proportion?


Make a mock up--I use sheets of Styrofoam and tape---sit and look at the mock up for a day or two---

As to interesting wood? Google 'sawmills (and your area)" or Architectural salvage
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IF there is a craigslist in your area, check that out. There are always people in my area with reclaimed lumber and beams.
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no & that dress won't make your wife look fat, either asking for appearance opinions is pointless imp as everyone sees things differently,,, got const issues ? come see us if you like something, that's what you get - just save for it & hope the next owners like it too
I agree 100%
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