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Topic Started: Feb 12 2017, 09:23 AM (681 Views)
ringotuna
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So, replacing the stonework on my fireplaces and columns is something I've wanted to do for a long time. The artificial stone was not meant to be dry stacked and hiring those two drunken sheet rockers to lay the stone turned out to be a mistake.

To date, the boys and I have finished ripping out the old stone. (B!tch of a job) and finished re-prepping the surfaces. I went out on a friends ranch and found a wonderful piece of mesquite wood, had it ripped and rough hewn to serve as a mantle in the den. It's awesome. For the living room I built a simple box mantle out of Tiger wood. It's beautiful but it needed something more. Despite having spent an exorbitant amount on the hardwood, I've decided to wrap it in patina-ed copper.

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I think it will compliment the new stonework. Hope Mrs. Tuna agrees.

The best part is, I finally got to use my new laser level. After the fact justification for an impulse purchase I made last summer. :biggrin:
The early bird may catch the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese
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ringotuna
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Another reason not to like cats....Kitty threads bump you from the index page. :biggrin:
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Easy on the cat hostility ... this is a no hostility board ... :biggrin:
I thought as I got older, I would learn wisdom and patience, but the only thing I have learned so far is that I don't give a damn.
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wilmywood8455
Feb 12 2017, 07:30 PM
Easy on the cat hostility ... this is a no hostility board ... :biggrin:
I'm fated to suffer my hostility silently. :biggrin:
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ringotuna
Feb 12 2017, 07:34 PM
wilmywood8455
Feb 12 2017, 07:30 PM
Easy on the cat hostility ... this is a no hostility board ... :biggrin:
I'm fated to suffer my hostility silently. :biggrin:
Ok, so my copper sheeting arrived Wednesday night and I spent yesterday morning wrapping/gluing/tacking it to the mantle box, then staining and lacquer-ing the top.

Lemme tell ya, it's gonna be great. You're gonna love it. Yuge, I promise.
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The little things that excite us these days are amazing eh?
I thought as I got older, I would learn wisdom and patience, but the only thing I have learned so far is that I don't give a damn.
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wilmywood8455
Feb 17 2017, 06:15 AM
The little things that excite us these days are amazing eh?
It's fun to challenge yourself with things you've never done before.
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See? I'm joking, and you gotta get all fill-oh-soff-ical n shiite :biggrin:
I thought as I got older, I would learn wisdom and patience, but the only thing I have learned so far is that I don't give a damn.
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@ Ringo
Would it not be easier to have it all done by specialists?
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mysysail
Feb 17 2017, 09:58 AM
@ Ringo
Would it not be easier to have it all done by specialists?
Yes it would, but that's not how we roll around here. :biggrin: It's not just the destination....it's the journey.
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The Tiger Wood box mantle was boring....It needed something.
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I thought as I got older, I would learn wisdom and patience, but the only thing I have learned so far is that I don't give a damn.
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ringotuna
Feb 12 2017, 09:23 AM
So, replacing the stonework on my fireplaces and columns is something I've wanted to do for a long time. The artificial stone was not meant to be dry stacked and hiring those two drunken sheet rockers to lay the stone turned out to be a mistake.

To date, the boys and I have finished ripping out the old stone. (B!tch of a job) and finished re-prepping the surfaces. I went out on a friends ranch and found a wonderful piece of mesquite wood, had it ripped and rough hewn to serve as a mantle in the den. It's awesome. For the living room I built a simple box mantle out of Tiger wood. It's beautiful but it needed something more. Despite having spent an exorbitant amount on the hardwood, I've decided to wrap it in patina-ed copper.

Posted Image

I think it will compliment the new stonework. Hope Mrs. Tuna agrees.

The best part is, I finally got to use my new laser level. After the fact justification for an impulse purchase I made last summer. :biggrin:
it's a crime not to post pictures of all this described above... :)
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Siberian
Mar 2 2017, 10:55 AM
ringotuna
Feb 12 2017, 09:23 AM
So, replacing the stonework on my fireplaces and columns is something I've wanted to do for a long time. The artificial stone was not meant to be dry stacked and hiring those two drunken sheet rockers to lay the stone turned out to be a mistake.

To date, the boys and I have finished ripping out the old stone. (B!tch of a job) and finished re-prepping the surfaces. I went out on a friends ranch and found a wonderful piece of mesquite wood, had it ripped and rough hewn to serve as a mantle in the den. It's awesome. For the living room I built a simple box mantle out of Tiger wood. It's beautiful but it needed something more. Despite having spent an exorbitant amount on the hardwood, I've decided to wrap it in patina-ed copper.

Posted Image

I think it will compliment the new stonework. Hope Mrs. Tuna agrees.

The best part is, I finally got to use my new laser level. After the fact justification for an impulse purchase I made last summer. :biggrin:
it's a crime not to post pictures of all this described above... :)
Scroll up to post #12 & click 'view full image'

I darkened the top shelf with a nice coat of Oak stain and 3 or 4 coats of lacquer.
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wilmywood8455
Mar 2 2017, 07:10 AM
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Thanks Wilmy...You showed me once, but I forgot how to do that.
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ringotuna
Mar 2 2017, 02:27 PM
wilmywood8455
Mar 2 2017, 07:10 AM
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Thanks Wilmy...You showed me once, but I forgot how to do that.
Right-click on your attachment and choose view image, open in new tab, then copy the url and use the image button on the reply screen.

I thought as I got older, I would learn wisdom and patience, but the only thing I have learned so far is that I don't give a damn.
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ringo, our tuna-fish
is gonna serve some self-made dish
with nails & wooden planks, for sure
what else are we made to endure
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"Made to endure"? :lol:
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What do y'all think of something like this for a fireplace grille?

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Wonderful it looks, indeed
Now, ya need some Flames & Heat
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