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Like ours in cabin, BUT, use a rough hewn mantle like this.
Unique mantle application
Note comments...they tell how they managed to hide the TV cables. Also, note the mantle.
What I DON'T like about this....dark brown paint doesn't work.. Stain only.
Brick painted BLACK! No good.
Can break up a tall wall of stone w horizontal beams.
Rustic beams with white painted fireplace