New Mantel Before and After Pics

HatboroPaul Posted By HatboroPaul, Nov 12, 2012 at 10:20 AM

  1. HatboroPaul

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    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
     

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  2. Beer Belly

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    Looks great.....
     
  3. corey21

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    Very nice.
     
  4. Backwoods Savage

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    That is amazing how it transformed that fireplace. Really looks great.
     
  5. ColdNH

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    well done, looks original
     
  6. Chopernator

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    Very nice love the stone!
     
  7. BrowningBAR

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    That hearth would go perfect with my place. I'm pretty sure this house was built before straight lines were invented.
     
  8. timusp40

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    Would love to have a set up like yours! Look great. Keep us posted on your future work there.
    Take care,
    Tim
     
  9. Pierre902

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    Looks great. Ties in nicely with the existing shelving.
     
  10. etiger2007

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    The Osburn 2000 really sets it off, great job. Looks like a huge area to heat.
     
  11. Todd 2

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    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

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    Beautiful with the bookshelf behind !

    Pete
     

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