Chestnut Mantel

Chestnut Mantel

PostBy: joeq On: Sun Sep 29, 2013 1:22 pm

And the trimming continues. What to do with a stove that mandated wall protection, due to reduced clearances, yet try to keep it cosmetically appealing? As we all know, Dura-Rock is legal as a wall/heat barrier, but doesn't lend itself to any type of style. Because my house is basically an old farm house, I like the looks of red brick, so that's what I covered the rock with. Unfortunately at one side view of the structure, a portion of the brick wall edge was visible, so I needed to trim it with something. I was thinking of some type of pilaster or leg design, with a mantel on top, but wasn't sure how they would look without a face under the mantel, so this is what I ended up with. The side legs are nothing more than 2x4s, with an inside groove cut to clear the rough edges of the brick. A couple wood brackets to help support the ends, with some metal ones in the middle to take the heat. I could go wider with the legs, but think it would take away from the mantel. Any opinions or advice? (Not a good picture, but still in the "work in progress" phase.)
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Re: Chestnut Mantel

PostBy: Rigar On: Sun Sep 29, 2013 2:35 pm

very nice kept that 'older home ' charm!
...well done
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