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Old 08-24-2007, 09:11 PM   #1
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Covering a fireplace


I've just moved into an apartment that has a fireplace, in an area where it's never cold enough to need a fireplace. We'd like to cover it up with a piece of plywood, and make it blend in with the original construction.

Here's the catch: We need to be able to pull the wood off and remove the adhesive without leaving any permanent marks when we move out.

We also would like to know what to use to fill the gap between the wood and the wall, about 1/4 inch or so.

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Why not just leave it alone?

I think it would be nearly impossible to make something that looks good and blends in without leaving any kind of damage/marks.

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You can put a folding screen, (the height of the fireplace or taller) in the front.
You don't have to adhere it or anything.
When you leave just take it with you.
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The wife doesn't like it, and wants it to look like a regular wall. That is to say, it doesn't have to look like the rest of the wall, but putting furniture right up against a fireplace seems strange.
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A wall unit right in the front?

Two large pictures on each side of the wall? Or 2 large leaning mirrors on each side of the wall?
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I don't mean to shoot down good ideas, but:

- It's a fairly small room, so any more furniture is out.

- it's floor level, and almost flat to the wall, so covering it is relatively easy.
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Build a box out of plywood and cover that with drywall. Tape and Bed all the joints and texture to match the existing walls. Where the box meets the wall, run some trim so that when u push it up to the wall it has a finished look.

I will draw you a sketch later, if you can give me a pic of the fireplace and the dimensions.
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Nail some picture hangers on it, and hang your piece of wood from it.

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