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 How to install a built in fireplace shelf.

How to install builtin shelves for fireplace.

Built in Shelves for your fireplace.

In case if you or the fireplace installers in your area are just started building your fireplace and want to fill up a blank wall, you may want to consider the option of built in shelves.

 

There are two types of shelves. Built in shelves that are fixed and shelves that can be re-configured at a later time according to your personal wants and needs. A bit of drawback with fixed shelves is that you can't take them with you when you move. However, they still increase the value of your home and the extra storage space and good design can be an added bonus to buyers when you sell your house.

 

There are a few tips which can be followed when it comes to designing built-in fireplace shelves which will stand you in good stead. Among the few is keeping the fireplace and its shelves architecturally in synch with the rest of the home's design. A good fireplace design should never overpower the room it's in. The built in shelves should blend in with the design elements of your home, while emphasizing the fireplace as the focal point of the room.

 

Off course all of these are personal choices when making design decisions for your fireplace. However, the basic rules that apply for all built in shelves are outlined in this article bellow.

 

Planning Stage:

First decide how many shelves you want and set the distance between each. Making a rough sketch of what you want to see next to your fireplace is also a good idea. If you are having someone do the work for you it can come handy while explaining your layout. After deciding how many shelves you want you need to take some measurements.

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On this picture I show a fireplace in Weston, fl that covered the whole entire wall with four built in shelves for some ornaments and the entertainment centers, such as DVD player, etc. Since this was a brand new fireplace with a ventless firebox, we had the opportunity to include some built in shelves with wiring and cables included. Now I know this project is not for the DIY homeowner but if you are in the process of building your own fireplace this could serve as design idea.

The first step was to install the solid concrete base and then frame out the walls of the fireplace with the built-in shelves included. The whole thing was covered with cement backer board and veneered with natural stone. And on the middle we mounted a flat screen tee-vee.

Built in shelves with functionality.

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Bottom of the built in shelf on the side of the fireplace.

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Electrical wiring for mounted TV.

 

On this picture you can see the side view of the shelf in working progress. We framed the box with 2'x4' lumber and covered the inside with drywall to give an easily paintable smooth surface. As you see on the other picture we took the time installing the box for the electrical wiring that housed the wires for the electronic devices.

 

Usefull built in fireplace shelf ideas.

The picture on the left shows a fireplace we put together from scratch in Southwest Ranches, FL. The picture on the right shows a "fake fireplace" in a hotel lobby in Davie that was the inspirational idea for the built in shelf.

 

We have incorporated the porcelain tiles with the natural look of the coral stone and made it to a working wood burning fireplace. The left side of the fireplace had a sitting bench covered with the green looking ceramic tiles that was continued in the middle of the fireplace.

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As per the owner's request we created a recessed or built in shelf (cabinet) just above the firebox. The picture doesn't show but later a glass door was inserted on front to give the proper look of the cabinet. The idea is to create some space with added functionality and  beauty to bring the fireplace to a well-designed focal point of the room.

 

Thinking about shelves with functionality?

This retractable shelf we designed for another fireplace in Davie, Fl had integrated the full functionality of a built in shelf. It's function was to hold all the electronic equipment and hide it if it is not in use. It was a pretty neat idea of the owner. The shelf simply slid back into the side of the fireplace hiding all the wires and electronic gizmos.

retractible built in fireplace shelf.

 

If you have a wood burning fireplace you might want to utilize your built in shelf space for holding fire logs.

In the Miami area you rarely get the opportunity to fire up your wood burning fireplace but if you live in an area where fireplaces are built not only for looks, you might want to include a shelf that holds the firewood.

For those of you who only put candles in the firebox, I would advice use the built in shelves for storage.

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Quick Note;

If you or a crew of masons remodel your fireplace planning of your built in shelves is key to your success. Having a small drawing or sketch with exact position and measurements of the shelves will help executing your plan a lot easier. If you wish to attach a mantel around the firebox and learn more about fireplace mantels click here.


Next page: Step by step instructions on how you can install your fireplace shelf.

 

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