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DrHicks 12-12-2010 10:37 PM

Mantle, Hearth & Bookshelves
 
Compared to what most of you do, this is a pittance. But I just finished a project for my wife's sister & her husband.

They added a family room. I built in oak bookshelves (that she decided to paint white...), built a hearth & mantel, tiled around the fireplace, and trimmed out the base, windows & doors.

I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out.

Got a quick before & after pair of pictures...

http://i51.tinypic.com/1zteyx.jpg

http://i54.tinypic.com/2zrkpbs.jpg

no1hustler 12-13-2010 10:29 AM

Looks good. nice work!

LeviDIY 12-13-2010 10:53 AM

Well done... I'm considering built in bookshelves similar to the set up you have.. I'm curious.. did you buy standard shelving units, custom, made yourself? If you bought standard, did you ahve to customize or build trim around to make finished?

DrHicks 12-13-2010 12:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LeviDIY (Post 550474)
Well done... I'm considering built in bookshelves similar to the set up you have.. I'm curious.. did you buy standard shelving units, custom, made yourself? If you bought standard, did you ahve to customize or build trim around to make finished?

Thanks!

Nothing was standard. I ripped 4x8 3/4" oak plywood to 11" widths. On the outside edges I glued/nailed 3/4" oak trim.

Sandra20 01-03-2011 01:40 PM

Wow it looks great. Good job.

cocobolo 01-10-2011 10:14 AM

You call that a pittance??

Sheesh, any time you want to drop by my place you can put in all the pittance's you like! :)

That's an excellent job, particularly the fitting of the tiles on the surround, just excellent! :thumbup:

brandi_lea 01-18-2011 07:43 PM

Hi, I posted a question yesterday under the painting section about updating the look of an old brick house. I tried to view your response but its no longer available. I have a similar post
under the roofing section. I would love to know the advice you had. Thank you!

brandi_lea 01-18-2011 07:43 PM

oh by the way... you did a great job with your project :)

Gary in WA 01-18-2011 09:27 PM

Hi Brandie, your post is now in "Building and Construction", sorry for the difficulty and confusion.

Gary

DrHicks 01-18-2011 09:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by brandi_lea (Post 573345)
oh by the way... you did a great job with your project :)

Thank you!

Hey - you started two almost identical threads about your house. One is in "roofing" and one is in "building and construction." The one I made comments on is in "building and construction."


Looks like you and your fiance' have a fun task ahead of you! :)

brandi_lea 01-18-2011 10:06 PM

yes we do!


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