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Estimator: Greg Kihm
Scope of work: Building of custom mantel surround and built in bookshelves
Location: Livingston, NJ 07039
Timeline: 2 weeks
A custom built in bookcase is a great way to utilize space in your home and make sure that the structure meets all of the homeowner’s specific needs. The owners of this Livingston, NJ home called our team at Monk’s to build and install a custom mantel surround and built in bookcase in their home.
To begin building the mantel surround and built in bookcase a frame of 2 x 4’s was installed over the brick. The beginning of this structure would be used to support the weight of the television which would eventually be mounted above the fireplace.
Plywood was installed to create the surrounding bookshelves.
HDMI and Electrical outlets were installed as well.
This entire structure was custom made. The homeowners had found several images of similar units that they liked. They shared these with our team at Monk’s. Monk’s was able to come up with a design which met the aesthetic needs of the homeowners, as well as the practical needs; ensuring that the shelves were the right measurements to fit their television and other possessions.
Here you see one of our workers building a door to fit one of the cabinets of the custom built in. The entire structure was built with poplar and birch wood. These woods are both excellent for structures that will be painted, and generally have few knot holes.
Another great job by Monk’s!
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