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Old 08-30-2011, 12:50 PM  
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What's your view on faux stone veneer? I'm really tempte to use this instead because of ease of use and price.
I would be curious on this one also. I am thinking of doing this also because the last time was such a disaster with the real stuff. I ended up having to call the NYC electrician people, a long with plumbers. Let us know how it turns out!


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The pro said to start in the center because they never put the corners into the cubby, they just stop there, I would start at the cubby with the corners. If you are planning on a mantle, it would go up before the stone!!
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The pro said to start in the center because they never put the corners into the cubby, they just stop there, I would start at the cubby with the corners. If you are planning on a mantle, it would go up before the stone!!
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well the pro has never done this application before, they are used to just doing tiles, this is his first experience.

i removed the mantle cause there was not enough room for it.

Thanks for the input. I thought starting from the corners of the cubby made sense too and that my cut pieces would be around the recessed tv
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just an update with what i have now. I had to stop for about a month, because of a finger accident (almost sliced it off on table saw)

My question now is. I want to use two pot lights to accentuate the wall.
-Will the pot lights affect the tv? (glare, etc)
-how far away should the pot lights be away from wall be?







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Sorry to hear about the finger, the wall is looking great. Not sure about the lights.

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Hey dadilly,

I have two pot lights and they are on a dimmer above TV. They have not been a problem at all on my TV. I would mount them off each side of the screen, ie not exactly in front. Divide width of fireplace by thirds and make a mark for lights no more than two feet back. Go real modern and hide some color changing LEDS behind the screen for a neat glow effect.

It is looking real good with the new stone there.

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The insert is way to small for that size wall, and being off centered to throws off the whole walls balance. I would have at least moved it over to the the center of the wall and added some form of tile trim around it to make it appear bigger and get rid of that doing nothing hole in the wall. But since you've gone this far concider framing for a door on the right side so you can add a black plexaglass door for your electronic equipment.

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I have two pot lights and they are on a dimmer above TV. They have not been a problem at all on my TV. I would mount them off each side of the screen, ie not exactly in front. Divide width of fireplace by thirds and make a mark for lights no more than two feet back. Go real modern and hide some color changing LEDS behind the screen for a neat glow effect.

It is looking real good with the new stone there.

I was really thinking of using the LED behind, but dont want it to be too flashy!

I will take your suggestion with the pot lights. How far away did you put them from the wall? 2 ft?


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