1. Welcome Hearth.com Guests and Visitors - Please enjoy our forums!
    Hearth.com GOLD Sponsors who help bring the site content to you:
    Hearthstone Soapstone and Cast-Iron stoves( Wood, Gas or Pellet Stoves and Inserts)
    Caluwe - Passion for Fire and Water ( Pellet and Wood Hydronic and Space Heating)

New Mantel Before and After Pics

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by HatboroPaul, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. HatboroPaul

    HatboroPaul New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2012
    Messages:
    29
    Loc:
    Hatboro, PA
    After I posted pics of my new insert, I decided it was time for a new mantle. It was pretty hard to get wood nailed to the stone straight and without cracking, but Im no carpenter. The built in bookcases have been in the house since it was built in 1951. The previous owner left a small can of the stain that was on it, probably 10 or 15 yrs ago. I got the same stain and re did the bookcases, as well as the new mantle.
    The picture are oldest to newest the original heatilater with glass doors is in the first one. The insert with the bare mantle in the second, and then todays finished product in the third.

    Next project, the not so level hearth and its 60 year old cracked stone. It never ends

    Attached Files:

    Helpful Sponsor Ads!





  2. Beer Belly

    Beer Belly Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2011
    Messages:
    1,596
    Loc:
    Connecticut
    Looks great.....
  3. corey21

    corey21 Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2010
    Messages:
    2,215
    Loc:
    Soutwest VA
    Very nice.
  4. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2007
    Messages:
    27,816
    Loc:
    Michigan
    That is amazing how it transformed that fireplace. Really looks great.
  5. ColdNH

    ColdNH Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2009
    Messages:
    536
    Loc:
    Bow, NH
    well done, looks original
  6. Chopernator

    Chopernator Member

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2011
    Messages:
    75
    Loc:
    U.S.A
    Very nice love the stone!
  7. BrowningBAR

    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2008
    Messages:
    7,607
    Loc:
    Doylestown, PA
    That hearth would go perfect with my place. I'm pretty sure this house was built before straight lines were invented.
  8. timusp40

    timusp40 Feeling the Heat

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2010
    Messages:
    266
    Loc:
    Lake Orion, Michigan
    Would love to have a set up like yours! Look great. Keep us posted on your future work there.
    Take care,
    Tim
  9. Pierre902

    Pierre902 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2009
    Messages:
    44
    Loc:
    Western MA
    Looks great. Ties in nicely with the existing shelving.
  10. etiger2007

    etiger2007 Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2012
    Messages:
    1,218
    Loc:
    Clio Michigan
    The Osburn 2000 really sets it off, great job. Looks like a huge area to heat.
  11. Todd 2

    Todd 2 Feeling the Heat

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2012
    Messages:
    387
    Loc:
    NE Ohio Atwood Lake
    Looks great, Wish I had something like that to work with, my stone hearth and mantel is concrete block & rim joists.( lol) The closed look with the sides really sets it off !
  12. Pallet Pete

    Pallet Pete Guest

    Beautiful with the bookshelf behind !

    Pete

Share This Page