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  • This is fantastic. I've always wanted a faux fireplace. And the storage is ingenious'.'.'.'.'.
    By Hometowngirl, on October 28, 2014

  • Thank you!!!
    By Ana White, on November 4, 2014

  • Note to readers: When I checked Ana's site I saw that the photograph of the finished project has a crown molding but the sketches do not (or at least, not as far as I could see). It would not be hard to figure out what to do but once I registered on Ryobi I was able to see exactly what she did and got the plans for the build as well. Looks good and I look forward to building a couple of them. B
    By HelpAroundtheHouse, on November 6, 2014

  • Forgot to mention: If you build this project with plywood, I would suggest using either edge-banding or 1/4"x3/4" edging strips (is that the right name for them???) made of hardwood. Of course, if you do the latter, make sure to shorten the plywood by that 1/4". By doing this, it is more work, but the plywood edges do not show (they can be unattractive) plus the plywood will be less susceptible to warping than solid wood. I am no professional woodworker - only a hobbyist - so feel free to disagree :) B
    By HelpAroundtheHouse, on November 6, 2014

  • How could I make this safe to burn candles in? Or not a good idea at all?
    By WoodTinker, on November 9, 2014

  • Thanks for the blueprints. I just finished building one today. Only one nitpick. On the cut list you list the center divider as 1x12 @ 32-1/2" but in the diagram it is 31-1/2". If someone doesn't look at the diagram before they do all their cuts, they are going to have an extra inch. lol
    By joescornhole_52170, on November 13, 2014

  • Hi Ana, great idea. I have been looking for a plan like this but with an electric fireplace in it. Do you think it could be possible to insert one in?? And would you have to add extra supports, to compensate for weight of electric fireplace. I would really like to make this it will be great in my living room. Keep up with the great ideas.
    By MARY, on November 16, 2014

  • This looks great! Do you think any adjustments would be needed if you wanted a stone top for the mantel?
    By Row House Reno, on November 19, 2014

  • It also doesn't look like you mentioned that the middle door needs a piece of wood attached to the main structure to stop it from closing into its own opening. The video shows that you added this piece of wood, but the plans don't include it.
    By Jig, on December 1, 2014

  • .. also, the back paneling measurements in the cut list don't match the diagram. Basically if someone followed the cut list and the diagram, they would have a hard time building this, because there are alot of incinsistencies. It should really be updated if it's expected that a novice could use this.
    By Jig, on December 1, 2014

  • I meant *inconsistencies (Ryobi's awesome forum system doesn't allow post management -_- )
    By Jig, on December 1, 2014

  • Thanks, joescornhole_52170, for the heads up on the measurement discrepancy. The cut list will be updated.
    By RYOBI_ROCKS, on December 11, 2014

  • I would also wanted to build this and have an electric fireplace insert during winter and take out during the warmer seasons.
    By grngrl, on December 27, 2014

  • I LOVE this! I wish someone close by could build this for me!! Any takers in Los Angeles county?? :)
    By bklyn4evr818, on January 6, 2015

  • This is a great idea. I might make me one of these
    By bobrn39, on January 10, 2015

  • Love this. How do I attach it to my wall as I intend to put my TV on top of it.
    By ChrisT13, on February 4, 2015

  • I love this and want one sooooooo bad. Is there anyone who lives near Florence,ky that would know what their doing that can team up and help me do this !!!
    By Debbieshopper38, on February 4, 2015

  • What would I need to do, if anything, so I could add an electric fireplace insert? I love this.
    By Char1960, on January 14, 2018

  • How do you download the blueprints it will not let me click on the link
    By RayeRaye27, on February 8, 2018
    • The blueprints should be working now, @RayeRaye27. Thank you for notifying us!
      By RYOBI NATION, on February 9, 2018
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  • I am currently in the middle of this project. Waiting for the first layer of concrete to dry before I put in the fire brick. This project is very labor intensive. I had NO IDEA what I was in for... oh well no turning back now, and I'm sure it will look great. Thanks Ben!
    By JRT500, on August 4, 2015

  • Hi. I am planning on doing this project. Any idea on how many bags of cement are needed?
    By jaialaipro, on September 29, 2015
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  • I absolutely love it and everything you two ladies create :) I can't wait to create this for the holidays.
    By SoCraftySewCreative, on October 16, 2014

  • So going to have to build me one of these!!! ❤️❤️❤️ It!!!! So freaking rusticly cute!
    By Kimbergirl, on October 17, 2014

  • Very Cute!
    By Melhoehn, on October 17, 2014

  • This is my favorite cupcake stand!
    By marly, on October 17, 2014

  • So cute! I'd love it in white, too.
    By mindyleebee, on October 17, 2014

  • Love this stand and it would be perfect for my cakepops I make for shabby chic weddings and events. Love the tools used to make it. Thanks!
    By Kimcb, on October 20, 2014

  • This looks like a great and easy project! Thanks for the instructions!
    By Age6racer41, on October 23, 2014

  • This is the perfect build for our upcoming princess birthday party! Thank you!
    By schubbuck_127461, on October 25, 2014

  • I think it isvery cute and functional. great job
    By angelax64, on November 14, 2014

  • Just found your sight. Love this. I'm Very inexperienced in building things but this looks like I may be able to make this for a friend. Thanks for sharing
    By elijzemom, on August 25, 2015

  • This is so cute! I just started woodworking and I'm quickly becoming addicted. I'm so inspired by all of your projects!
    By Nicole Marie, on May 12, 2016
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  • That's awesome an if someone would try to break into your home u have protection
    By jshalters, on August 30, 2014
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  • That's the exact same problem I've been having. This is a great solution. No more going through tote after tote after tote looking for the color I need! Awesome!
    By Lovedbyhisgrace, on August 17, 2014

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  • Ana's blueprint link states: "The resource could not be found."
    By linda7, on August 11, 2014

  • If you click the link for the blueprint, you get a broken link. Until Ryobi Nation fixes the link, you can just backspace over the last four characters in the link (.pdf) and then hit enter and that will take you to the blueprint, which is in pdf format. Here's the link: Just go to the end of the link and backspace over the last four characters (.pdf) and you will get a working link. I
    By sonyahemphil, on August 12, 2014

  • Resource could not be found. Link doesn't work
    By saw1947_74177, on August 12, 2014

  • Love this Modern bookshelf. It will look great in my mid century redesign, living room or dinning area.
    By LisaYvette, on November 19, 2014
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