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NEW Fireplace and Built-ins!


CCroll
CCroll
CCroll
CCroll

I just moved into my first home. 103 years young! The fireplace was not functional and was this weird shape so with the help of some friends I tore out some of the old brick and shortened/widened it. I had to cut out a groove in some brick and slide a square tube from end to end to support it while the mortar set. I got some cool slate looking tile from Home Depot and created a new surround. I really love wood so after I made some cabinet carcasses I made some countertops and floating shelves to line the wall. My first time making a bowtie and a cool little passthrough for cables that I could plug the cable box into. I forgot to photograph it but I had my dad come and cut a line in the brick above to run wires to the tv as well. I think it looks amazing for the space even if the room is a little small.

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  • Looks really nice. What happened to the mantel in the second photo?
    By Wilkinsin, on December 10, 2017
    • I thought I liked the rustic beam look until we put it up. It was actually one of the hardest things to try. It was a 6x6 used railroad tie from a a big box store that we had to cut down to proper size... and didn't even use it lol.
      By CCroll, on December 12, 2017

  • Great transformation! We really like the contrast between the light cabinets and the dark wood.
    By RYOBI NATION, on December 11, 2017
    • Thank you!
      By CCroll, on December 12, 2017

  • Congrats on your win!
    By fEzZ, on January 5, 2018

  • A- congrats on the win!! (Better late than never) B- it really looks great! Enjoy! Nothing better than doing things yourself...
    By MommasAryobiToolJunkie, on January 8, 2018

  • I absolutely love this! Not only the build, but the colors you chose compliment each other so beautifully!
    By MommasAryobiToolJunkie, on February 6, 2018

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NEW Fireplace and Built-ins!

by CCroll
Dec 06, 2017
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I just moved into my first home. 103 years young! The fireplace was not functional and was this weird shape so with the help of some friends I tore out some of the old brick and shortened/widened it. I had to cut out a groove in some brick and slide a square tube from end to end to support it while the mortar set. I got some cool slate looking tile from Home Depot and created a new surround. I really love wood so after I made some cabinet carcasses I made some countertops and floating shelves to line the wall. My first time making a bowtie and a cool little passthrough for cables that I could plug the cable box into. I forgot to photograph it but I had my dad come and cut a line in the brick above to run wires to the tv as well. I think it looks amazing for the space even if the room is a little small.