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After I emailed him changing - the mantle to go top of the molding,
I didn’t hear from him... so, I emailed him again and said, “did you
get my last email? ...and I got back this

“Yes, I think it's a good idea. I haven't had a chance to "mock it up" yet. LOL”

:biggrin2:
 

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idk if there is a misunderstanding, but i didn't mean a piece of wood. my idea was to put thin furring strips for the wires, then drywall over it.

that light is really nice, really. care to tell where it came from ?
 

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btw. i'm pretty sure there doesn't need to be box's in there, as the light itself would be the box.
 

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btw. i'm pretty sure there doesn't need to be box's in there, as the light itself would be the box.
Interesting that the light could be in the box- that would be great,
then it won’t stick out so far. :smile:

Yes, I know what you meant ...I suggested that to him, he didn’t like the idea
of the sheetrocking, cause it would stick out too far over the window.

edit...the sconces are from Lamps Plus.
 

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1" is to far ? and he could even use 1/4" drywall for 3/4" .

ask the electrical guys. but years ago they told me to do just that. the light itself is the junction box.
 

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Discussion Starter #86 (Edited)
That’s when he thought that he needed at least 3” for the box behind
the light. Even if it only needs 1”...I still think he doesn’t want to go
the sheetrock route. I will ask him again.

Edit...Correction on the lights he got them at Wayfair.
Amazon has them as well.
 
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I tried to edit the above post but ran out of time.

He got the sconces and emailed me a pic...
If he wants these lights he’ll have to gives my idea some
serious thought. :smile:

He also plans to do strip lighting over the cabinets.
 

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Correction, The pic he sent me was for electrical box for the wiring.
When he sent me the pic - I thought he got the sconces. The sconces
are suppose to come today.
 

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Advice needed...I just got this...

I was lookiing at what wood Lowes caries. I was going to buy poplar boards for the mantle, but they did not have 12 foot boards in poplar that are more than 6 inch wide. Lowes has 12 foot boards of 1x10 in "premium pine". There are no knots and the boards look good. I don't know how the pine will stand up over time. What do your people think? I don't know what HD has. When you're looking at wide 12 foot boards, choices are limited.

what do my people think? LOL

He plans on ripping down the wood to 6 1/2 to 7 1/2 “ whatever it takes to
accommodate the lights...he also ordered another light today...I think 4 lights
would look better on the 9 foot span...he’ll space two in the middle window.
 

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The Lowes in my area doesn't have a very good selection of wood. I prefer Menards and usually look for the Mastercraft branded wood. Bought all of the material for the kitchen cabinet doors from Menards, minus the hardware.

I'm planning on framing the bathroom mirror and went to Lowes and found that they didn't even carry any oak. The Home Depot is kind of disorganized compared to the Menards too.
 

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We don’t have menards here...only HD and Lowes...
What do you think about the painted pine ( f he can’t get poplar?

anybody else have an opinion? He’s trying to avoid having to join the
wood...he wants to finish this mantle this weekend . But, he’ll join the poplar
if it’s necessary.
 

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I was confused on the sconces...the pendants came in and he installed them...
the sconces didn’t come in and are on back order until November...
so he needs to pick out other sconces....He got the wood for the mantle, but don’t know when he can do it...he needs the sconces first anyhow...

Here are today’s pics...I suggested he paints the area around the skylights
the same as the wall cover and paint the rest of the ceiling white.
What do you think? I think it would make it dramatic.

He’s very happy with the finish on the cabs...I haven’t seen it yet, but looking
at the photos they look brand new.
 

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Very nice Dave, you did good on choosing the color and a good job on the
cabinet built and style. You did well in your hardware choice too.

I love the shaker style cabinets, they are timeless. They’ll always be in style,
Simple, yet elegant. That is the style we decided on when we made our kitchen cabinets about fourteen years ago.

I like the creamy walls too and the tiles on the backsplash. Your wife must be delighted especially if you went from dark cabinets to light.
 
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Yesterday, I asked him when was he going to do the mantle...He said that he didn’t know, he’ll have to fit the time in - cause his wife doesn’t want him working on the kitchen all the time. I said, what!!! :surprise: He said, she’s not like me I would have him working on it 24/7! She’s not in a hurry...
Well, I just this...
The lights are in!! Ha...I knew he would do it today.

...and these are the lights he ordered...in brushed nickel.
 

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He started the painting this weekend...he didn’t want a light color
cause the kitchen is so bright.
He won’t get to finish it until next weekend. It looks darker over
the cabinets because the cabinets cast a shadow...on the opposite
wall it looks lighter.

Remember, I said that all his bottom cabinets don’t have any shelves? Well, they had pull out shelves, which he temporarily removed during finishing...and that’s why he had such a hard time fitting new hinges cause the shelves hit the hinges.
Finally, on the third order of new hinges it worked out.
 

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The area above the window has a 2x12 running across it (under the sheetrock) Even if he used the
pancake box you suggested, how would he get the wires through the wall...
I think he would still have to frame it out and redo the sheetrock, as fix’n’it
suggested.

I’m planning on this mantle thing looking dynamic ( since it was my idea :biggrin2:) once the lights and crown molding are installed. I think it ties
in nicely with the larger crown molding over the micro and fridge.
It certainly won’t be boring. :smile:

It sticks out from the wall exactly 2 3/4”... I originally thought It would
be further out. I was presently surprised. He had to cut the cabinet molding on each side of the wood mantle the 2 3/4”
The Japanese saw came in handy for this. :smile:
Thanks for your input, Nick.
 
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