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Old 12-09-2010, 10:13 AM   #81
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Re: By Brians Request, Mantel, Over Mantel

Flat screens get hot enough the way it is, seems reasonable to stick them over a heat source.

I would not make it 10 minutes looking up like that to watch the tv over the fireplace.
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Old 12-09-2010, 03:43 PM   #82
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Re: By Brians Request, Mantel, Over Mantel

It all depends on the room that it is in. The very last two I did the TVs were at a good height for the room....

In fact, the vest last one...the paint grade one, the firebox got lowered.... Nothing like re doing the fireplace to accomidate the TV
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Old 12-10-2010, 12:28 AM   #83
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Hi All,

I think designs are too good. But it will be more effective for viewers if we can have an isometric view rather than only front view of the mantel.

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Old 12-10-2010, 06:18 AM   #84
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It all depends on the room that it is in. The very last two I did the TVs were at a good height for the room....
Bedroom or family room? If the floor is level the only thing that changes the viewing height is the furniture and personal preference.

Even that being said unless I'm mounting above a high cabinet, fireplace etc. 90% of my livingroom TVs are mounted 48" to the center of the screen. Bedroom TVs are 65" to center; but have more variance.
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Old 12-10-2010, 08:10 AM   #85
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on TV or no TV above a fireplace..

TBF posted this in respect to the design aspect... the stacked look of 2 FP's is the problem..IMO.... how can you design this without it looking stacked.... that's the chalange...

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Old 12-21-2010, 07:09 PM   #86
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Lets get that over with write away... JMO...
Nothing to do with the all...
I thought of a few details that could be changed on this TBF and yes it would be an additional cost to accomplish this.... however.. the presentation is something that clients may not be able to visualize.. and is a great selling point to be able to show them , all you have to do is put it together... and of coarse they have to be willing to pay for it to get this type of architectural implementation crafted.
I just think it's a matter of lining things up a little more.... and what I did was my own idea.. take some.. leave some.. all I am saying to get some flow moving with design...
You do great work TBF.. honestly.. I am not just saying that....and I want you to succeed and be successful and wish nothing but the best for you..
We are talking about design... and implementation of architectural elements and designs.. that's it.. nothing more.. nothing less..
please don't be offended.. OK nothing to do with you..

If you look at Frank Lloyd Write. He was a very contemporary Architect for his time. Personally.... I think his designs are incredible but not my style...square this... square that.. sharp corners.. but yet the way he put it together had a flow to it.. everything for the most part had some symmetry and balance.. a real nice "Flow" from one area to the next.
One thing I do admire about his designs were the leaded glass work... just incredable...

Just my thoughts... anyone else have any thoughts or ideas on how to finally break the mantel over mantel appearence... knock your socks off...

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