Need help with designing fireplace and built-ins

4 years ago
last modified: 4 years ago

Hi Everyone! You've all been so helpful so far I'm wondering if you could help me with this!

In our current home build- in the family room - we decided last minute to install a fireplace. We framed the fireplace and the area for the stone that will surround it. We also framed bookshelves around it.

This is what we have so far: There's the fireplace in the center, then 2 bookshelves on either side, then a bookshelf to the far right and a bookshelf going over the doorway.

The area surrounding the fireplace is a 2x6 for 6 inches of stone (will be 8" total when it covers bit of the fireplace itself). There will be no surrounding molding. I want our fireplace to look similar to this:

But with the width of stone we have set aside I don't think that's possible :/.

Doea anyone have any advice on how to frame to fireplace surround to look similar to above while still being able to have built in bookshelves?

Also attached is the family room and fireplace dimensions. Feel free to ask any questions and thank you!!

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