New Fireplace Mantle

By Robert Robillard on Finish Carpentry

Living Room Remodel With A New Fireplace Mantle

We are in working in Winchester, Mass this month adding some nice finishing touches to a high end retirement condo before the owner moves in.

The old mantel above was 6′ high. [photo below] Besides being to large for the room and not to the new owners taste, it was also too high for the owner to have a flat screen t.v. installed.  We also had to remove the gas insert.

See removal process and metal stud locations here

New Fireplace Mantle

Photo: My last day of this project the mantle looked like this, still needing paint.

New Fireplace Mantle
Photo: Finished photo observed today.

This remodel project started with us removing the mantle and gas fireplace insert, shown below and installing a new fireplace mantle.

New Fireplace Mantle

Photo: Original mantle and gas grille prior to the remodel.

One of the fun things with returning to a house that you did a lot of work to is to get to see the space lived in, filled with furniture and finished.

As someone who is always trying to be more efficient while still delivering quality results it’s also good to see how my work is holding up. It’s also a good opportunity to correct anything that is not holding up.

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Robert Robillard

Carpenter / Remodeler / Editor

Rob Robillard is “The Concord Carpenter” Rob is a builder, general contractor, carpenter, woodworker, and editor of Concord Carpenter and ToolBoxBuzz As a General Contractor and carpenter, Rob owns and operates Concord Carpenter LLC. A full-service remodeling and construction company. Rob is a recognized leader in home building best practices and a source for how-to information for building professionals. On this website, Rob covers all aspects of home construction, building science, home improvement, woodworking, remodeling, and some of the best product and tool reviews. Rob is in charge of our Tool and Product Review series - Concord Carpenter Videos where we post all of our tool reviews and video tutorials. Rob approaches remodeling and building construction with a pragmatic and problem-solving approach. He enjoys using his knowledge and experience to help and educate building professionals as well as DIYers on best practices in the construction and remodeling industry. He's a strong advocate for "raising the bar" in the construction trades and promoting the trades to youth. #BeAMentor #Green2Great Craftsmanship, quality, and pride guide his journey on this channel The Concord Carpenter's motto: "Well done is better than well said!" : Read more about Rob

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