I never get tired of building fireplace surrounds. This design is similar to one I did a while back. I made some minor changes with moulding, flute width and beefed up the mantle cap a bit to give it a slightly different look. My client asked that I expose as much of the marble as possible and that the reveal be the same on the sides and the top. A new inset and this will be the focal point of the living room. Thanks Kristin and Ed for your buisness hope you enjoy!
While I had a little down time after the holidays I decided to remodel our living room. The first task was to find a home for our tv. I've been tossing around ideas for a while, searched the internet for designs, found a couple wall units I liked and put together a drawing of what I'd like to do. But for some reason I just wasn't liking the finished design. Then it hit me, Wild Bill you are built in boy.... you've done lots of built ins for your customers, stick with what you know. I didn't have to draw anything but rough dimensions, couldn't be easier. Once the unit was ready and the tv installed I could concentrate on the rest of the room. I added crown, window/door casing, baseboard, and paint. What a difference from the old dark depressing brown we had for 7 years.
USCF Cat 3 Road/Cyclocross racer,self-employed finish carpenter who when not working is usually training and when training almost always not making any money and therefore not able to afford the bike gear I love so much but who is still having fun.