Vicki Balzer
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Vicki Balzer

family room - line of fire fireplace; stone wall

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maryd906 wrote:
Help with electronics - Hi, where did you put all the electronics?
   Comment   June 14, 2013
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Vicki Balzer
Attached is a photo showing the component storage area at the right end of the unit. The components are on three (3) pull out shelves. The panel to the right of the fireplace is removable for easy access to the back of the components for wiring, etc. Also attached is a photo showing additional hidden storage on the left side of the fireplace.
June 15, 2013 at 7:28AM   
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smarspe wrote:
What material is used for the hearth and mantel shelf? Also was the stone wall pre-existing? - I really like your design since it allows the tv to be placed lower on the wall. Is there a place for tv components?
     Comment   January 4, 2013
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Vicki Balzer
The linear fireplace is "Big Daddy Wall of Flame Ethanol Burner Gel Fireplace" from the Gel Fireplace Store. Yes, that is maple plywood surrounding the fireplace opening. Regarding your "more than meets the eye" comment, I've attached another photo for you showing additional hidden storage on the left side of the fireplace. Sorry, but I don't know any designers in the Gainesville area.
January 8, 2013 at 7:10AM   
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smarspe
Thank you so much! Your design is very well thought out!
January 8, 2013 at 8:18AM   
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johnrc wrote:
Center structure - I hope this isn't too much to ask, but do u know how the main center structure (on which the plywood is wrapped) is put together? I'm especially interested because it clearly needs the strength to safely hold a tv. My wife would love a setup like this but we don't really have the money for a contractor. I'm fairly handy and know many others much more so than myself. I'm sure we could tackle it if we knew how to go about it. I know this is a lot so I thank you very much for any help you offer.
   Comment   November 20, 2012
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Vicki Balzer
I'm happy to provide any information you need, but the answers to your questions are bit too lengthy and detailed to post here. Please feel free to contact me directly at vicki.northern@gmail.com
January 4, 2013 at 9:54AM     
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johnrc wrote:
What kind of wood? - What kind of wood was used for this?
   Comment   November 19, 2012
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Vicki Balzer
The wood is furniture grade maple plywood.
November 20, 2012 at 6:36AM     
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Sara Parker
Right.
November 20, 2012 at 6:38AM     
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stfrey wrote:
Hi- we love this fireplace. Just wondering what height the hearths or shelves are from the floor and ceiling? - Hi- we love this fireplace. Just wondering what height the hearths or shelves are from the floor and ceiling? Is the room 12 foot ceilings? Thanks
     Comment   September 1, 2012
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Starting at floor level, there is a 1" recessed toe kick (giving the hearth a floating appearance), the hearth is 8", the fireplace section is 27", the mantel is 6", the area between the top of the mantel and the underside of the light bar is 53 1/2", the light bar is 6 1/2" and the space above the light bar to the ceiling is 18". Total from floor to ceiling is 10'.
September 7, 2012 at 7:15AM     
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lehoux
what is the material of the heart and the mantel? Plywood also?
November 10, 2013 at 4:32AM   
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nanalovesdesign wrote:
how is the fireplace vented? I thought you had to go up, wondering if the tv gets too hot? I love this look,
   Comment   February 2, 2013

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