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Old Posted: 14-02-2012 , 05:34 PM #1
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Default My new makeshift Fireplace....

I moved into my new apartment on the 1st of December 2011, The room was lovely but just a shell...... A friend of mine offered me an old electric Fire that just needed a good clean but worked fine!!

I then had the idea of building my own surround out of MDF and coating it with mahogany varnish, painted in a certain way that it looks like real wood. and two roofing slates for the base.

It was a considerably cheap build only costing in the region of about 40 euro!!

MDF = 18.50
2 Slates = 4.00
Skrews = 6.50
Varnish = 8.95

I'm thrilled with how it turned out. Its completely free standing and now it can be used in any room of house or come with me wherever I move to next. It comes in three parts so its easy to dismantle, and it plugs into any regular socket!!
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Old Posted: 14-02-2012 , 05:38 PM #2
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Look great,Well done ...
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Old Posted: 14-02-2012 , 06:05 PM #3
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Fantastic - an idea for flat-pack sales maybe?
It looks really cosy at Christmas - even Shrek has pulled up a chair!
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Old Posted: 14-02-2012 , 08:07 PM #4
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Looks really well Dave. Well done. Plain and simple and cosy.
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Old Posted: 14-02-2012 , 08:20 PM #5
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That's looking great! Mondubics is absolute right, you should market your invention! I love your 'Ta-Da!" photo - brilliant.
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Old Posted: 14-02-2012 , 08:44 PM #6
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Thanks a bunch guys..... It Makes it all worthwhile to hear nice comments!!

Very clever mondubics, would you believe i never even copped that Shrek was sitting in an armchair, He's also looking at the fire :-D

And smokeyeyes your dead right, simpler can be better in the right conditions!!

I wouldn't mind doing it as a little business, it was enjoyable and satifying to make, but I might have to practice on a couple more first to fine tune it.......

I'm already hooked now, more projects to come..... TTFN ;-)
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Old Posted: 14-02-2012 , 09:19 PM #7
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Great job Dave , makes the room really cosy. hope ya dont get 2 many shreks stopping by :-)
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Old Posted: 14-02-2012 , 09:40 PM #8
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Fantastic work, BigDave.

Thanks for sharing!

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Old Posted: 14-02-2012 , 10:19 PM #9
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You're a star!!!
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Old Posted: 15-02-2012 , 12:00 PM #10
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That looks fantastic!!! and I love that you can take it with you when you move, before we got our house I lived in lots of different flats etc in Dublin andf any improvements had to stay put :( I didn't think like you did. Very clever!!!!!
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Old Posted: 15-02-2012 , 10:46 PM #11
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great job. love your room, very cosy
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Old Posted: 22-02-2012 , 07:27 PM #12
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super job on this and the buggy!!
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Old Posted: 24-02-2012 , 01:54 PM #13
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The room looks great well done!

The fireplace is top notch as well.

I hope you will be very happy
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Old Posted: 24-02-2012 , 06:13 PM #14
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Well done! It looks really classy :)
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Old Posted: 11-03-2012 , 02:32 PM #15
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Great work man,well done.So what time will you be round to do mine at??
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