How to Build a Shaker Fireplace Mantel and Surround - Woodworking

The center of any living room should be the fireplace. This is a special place in the house because it brings people together. I have wonderful memories of the fireplace that was in my house as a kid growing up in Georgia. We were lucky and had a real wood working fireplace.  I got to chop wood and clean out the ashes when the fire had burned out. It sounds like it was a chore but it was so much fun.

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How to Build a Built-in The Cabinets - Woodworking

The Custom Built-ins started out with lots of research, and like many DIY project we looked to Pinterest and Houzz for inspiration. You can follow me on Pinterest here and Houzz here. A lot of love and time went into this project and in this post you will learn how the cabinets were made. The second post will discuss the fireplace and the third will conclude with the bookshelves. Below is a photo of the final project.

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The Start of the Fireplace and Built-in Cabinets

I have been working really diligently over the past few months on getting the cabinets and fireplace complete for Christmas.  I will be posting a full video of how I made this on my YouTube Chanel.

My parents came to visit me a few weeks back and my dad was really helpful. We built (2, Left and Right) base cabinets in just two and a half days. Here is a picture of our work at the end of the two and a half days. The only thing left was to put the top on and give it a final sanding and paint job.

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