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Ms Karen:

Tried to make a fake fireplace for my living room, so wanna have a mantel to hang CHRISTMAS stocking....

first attempt
 
Posts: 395 | Location: Bainbridge, GA - Zone 8 a/b | Registered: Sep 20, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I can't see the pic very well, can you enlarge it some?
But from what I can see it looks good! Now you need to paint a picture of a fire to put where one would go! Big Grin


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Posts: 5112 | Location: SW Ga. 8b | Registered: Apr 21, 2011Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I like it! Great job.


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Posts: 7866 | Location: Black Creek, WI Zone 5 | Registered: Sep 18, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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This is so creative of you, good job!
 
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I saw someone else do the same thing with Victorian gingerbread pieces to decorate. Many of us without fireplaces...can certainly appreciate this! Congrats on your project.
 
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Leesa,

You Have Posted Some Wonderful Woodworking Projects On These Boards And This One Is Exceptional. Did You Teach Yourself? I Want To Learn But Am Not Sure What I Need To Purchase. Any Suggestions Would Be Greatly Appreciated.


Thanks.

Sorry For The Caps. I Am On My Android And Not Sure Why It's Capitalizing Each Word.

GP
 
Posts: 2308 | Location: Coastal Plain Region ~~ Georgia ~~ Zone 8b | Registered: Sep 18, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Originally posted by Georgia Peach:
Leesa,

You Have Posted Some Wonderful Woodworking Projects On These Boards And This One Is Exceptional. Did You Teach Yourself? I Want To Learn But Am Not Sure What I Need To Purchase. Any Suggestions Would Be Greatly Appreciated.


Thanks.

Sorry For The Caps. I Am On My Android And Not Sure Why It's Capitalizing Each Word.

GP


I'm not Leesa but I do know woodworking.
Buy a skill saw (circular) that is light enough you can handle it, a cordless drill w/bits, a cordless screw driver, a good tape measure, a T or L shaped square, a level at least 2' long, a lot of #2 pencils or carpenter's pencils, a good all purpose hammer (some are for specific purposes), a pry bar....that's all I can think of at the moment but that will get you started.
Later you might want a table saw, a jig saw, a power sander, a good hand saw and a few other tools like that...and a vacuum that can handle saw dust...which is good for your garden!
If it is treated wood sawdust, it will deter fire ants for a year or so...found that out by accident.
If you are going to paint things, invest in GOOD paint brushes and be sure to clean them properly!


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