Friday, March 30, 2007

You thought I was kidding with the frosting comment?

Tracy's comment was priceless - "Is that supposed to make it look better?"

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Cake Anyone?

Throw on a little frosting and voila! Actually, this is a better shot of the "cork board" below to give you a sense of what you're looking at. It is the center piece of the three piece hearth.

Still very early in the process - I have been assured it will turn out suh-weet. Just looks a bit funky right now.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Wow it's been awhile...

Didn't realize how long it has been since I last updated this blog. But I haven't been sitting on my arse watching Oprah and eating Bon-Bons. Here are some photos of the work being done on the fireplace:


Of course, all this was unnecessary since I've decided to use cork board for the fireplace:

Much better acoustically for the HT. Guess there might be some issues with fire though. Although, who uses their fireplace anymore?

Also, helped my friend with his company, It's Concrete. Download his brochure that I designed here (981k). Concrete is a really neat surface and the design possibilities are endless. Plus, you won't have the same granite like everyone else does (me included). Please pass it onto friends/contractors/etc. if you're in the Bay Area (CA).

So slower going than had hoped, but heck, Rome wasn't built in a day.

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Two Words: Sha wing!!!!!!!

Okay, so here is the scale mockup of the new fireplace. Very excited by the look and am ready to proceed. I'm going to be working with my friend Nick to get this done. Perhaps I'll receive an honorary disciple crown for my work. We'll see.

Started off crapay (French for crappy - would've used an accented "e" but don't know how to do that easily). I got all the wood for the hearth all cut up and figured I'd assemble it tonight. Well, little detail about forgetting about the top of the box adding to the height. So I ripped all my pieces 3/4" too tall. Dayam. Oh well, non-fatal mistake, means I can hit the treadmill instead of working on this tonight.