Family Room Rennovation

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It ended up being the right time to renovate the family room.  The room had a red brick fireplace with dark mortar, and wainscoting that was made from oak flooring vertical on the walls.   The project started as a simple placement of a TV above the fireplace and quickly spiraled into a full room update.   When I went to install the wires in the wall for the TV I could not easily access the wall behind the wainscot.  The previous owner had replaced the sheetrock under the oak with 1/2 ply nailed with a framing nailer.  Then the flooring was liquid nailed and nailed to the plywood.  After a lot of nail pulling and replacement sheetrock I matched the wainscot from the home theater with a Sapele chair rail.  For the fireplace I used a stack stone veneer and brought it all the way to the ceiling.  The hearth is bluestone and the mantle is a solid walnut beam I bought from the same guy near by that milled my tree last year.   The final pieces were new  furniture and a gas log set.   This is quickly is becoming our favorite room.

About penningtonmillworks
I am a pharmaceutical chemist during the day. On evenings and weekends I have a passion for all things home improvement and woodworking. I am always looking for a new challenging project!

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