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averagejoemn 03-15-2012 07:35 PM

What could be behind this?
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Our house is a 1929 tudor in south Minneapolis, above the mantle was a mirror that we just removed, the mirror was dated on the back 1960. This backing is heavy duty cardboard. What could be underneath this?

nealtw 03-15-2012 08:34 PM

A chimney!

joecaption 03-22-2012 09:05 AM

Looks like old style sheet rock to me or someone just installed it backwards.
What the plans for that area?

BobAristide 04-12-2012 04:19 PM

It looks more like MDF. Like a faux panels to hide stone behind it or some old brick. Not to sound silly but have you tried to look behind it ?!

nealtw 04-12-2012 05:06 PM

Drywall that was never painted but this kind of drywall only came available in the fifties so it wasn't there when the house was built
So tyhis may be hiding a very nice brickwork chimney or perhaps the chimney was added later and nothing back there but ugly.
As suggested it should be opened for peek see.

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