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post #1 of 9 Old 01-09-2013, 06:54 PM Thread Starter
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Need opinion

I am working on rebuilding my fireplace hearth and mantel. I have the base framed up and skinned with cherry and the granite hearth installed. I am getting ready to add the detail to the cherry base but cant decide which way I want to configure it. I am putting a pic of the hearth in its current form as well as the three layouts I am considering. Two is my least favorite. I am tied between 1 and 3, but since the front and sides will meet at a 45, I think three would be the easiest, since it is easier to rip a 45 than crosscut the end of 6' piece. The height of the base is 8" and the detail pieces will be 2".

So what do you guys think?
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post #2 of 9 Old 01-09-2013, 08:21 PM
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I vote for #3.





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+1 for #3

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+2 on #3 ...it's standard cabinetry practice

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#3 for #3!

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You guys are so lucky you aren't married to my wife ;-)... 3 is the way I wanted go. Now that I have the consensus of experts I will get my way..........

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I have bad news for you. It's the opinion of this very non-expert that you go with #3 also. Just don't tell your wife the amateur likes #3 and you should be ok.
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What a coinkydink! I just made some similar panels that will enclose a spa. Guess I only got a pic of the dry fit for the frame. #3 is the way to go even though it means the stiles will be different on the ends and you'll have to cope the long ends of the rails. A little more work but a pro look.
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If the design elements your referring to will face the front and sides of the hearth I vote for number 1.

What were the chances that I'd be the oddball?

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