Apply Bead Board And Mantle To A Brick Fireplace

By Robert Robillard

Applying Bead Board to a Brick Fireplace A customer of mine had a large timber for a fireplace shelf and wanted something a little more traditional by apply bead board and mantle to a brick fireplace. Se saw a photo in a country Living of a tongue and groove back wall and fireplace mantle that…

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1890 Fireplace Mantle

By Robert Robillard

Recycled Mantle Some of you may remember an earlier post where I had rescued an 1890 Fireplace Mantle from the dumpster. The mantle is circa 1890 [click on photo below] and was built by the famous mantel maker Irvine & Casson, 150 Boylston Street Boston, Ma. [click on photo to enlarge] I recently found a…

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Closet Door Upgrade

By Robert Robillard

Replacing Bi-fold Doors With A Double  Doors BEFORE: AFTER: A customer recently asked me to remove a double bi-fold door and come up with a better alternative for their entry hall way closet.  This area was in need of a closet door upgrade. Seems that the bi-fold doors always fell off it’s track and were…

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