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Add-on architecture. Facelifts for ordinary rooms. (1) Paneled wall effect is created with vertical 1x3 boards at 12" to 16" intervals, topped by a 1x4 trim board. (2) Embossed paper simulating tin squares is added to the ceiling and top of wall, down to a plate-rail molding. (3) Pilasters and mantel are used to create a false fireplace. (4) Shuttered mirror.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Sep 1997 (v.75#9) pg. 21

A bookcase that can double as a Christmas fireplace.
HOME CRAFTSMAN Mar-Apr 1964 (v.32#4) pg. 12

Unique divider wall looks like a walk-in fireplace with a built-in cabinet (buffet). Wooden frame is faced with sheetrock and imitation brick. Unit measures 6-ft. long.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #577 Jun 1976 (v.72) pg. 42

Imitation fireplace opens up to reveal a refreshment bar with built-in stereo tuner, record player and two speakers. Colonial styling, an electric log and imitation brick make it look like a fireplace when closed.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1975 (v.143#1) pg. 76

Imitation fireplace for the holiday season. Simple wood framework covered with plywood is then covered with imitation brick. An electric log finishes the unit.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1975 (v.144#5) pg. 148

Imitation fireplace wall features a raised hearth and a log bin all constructed of plywood over a wooden frame. Electric fireplace completes the illusion.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1978 (v.150#1) pg. 100

How to build a hi-fi wall with a fake-stone electric fireplace. Counter-height cabinets flank each side of the fireplace to house hi-fi components. Entire unit is built on a raised platform to accommodate a baseboard radiator. Walls above cabinets are covered with mirror tiles, with recessed ceiling lights above.
POPULAR SCIENCE Feb 1974 (v.204#2) pg. 102

Faux fireplace. Mantel (5"x48") is built up from pieces of crown molding. The facing board has rosettes on each end. Fluted legs end in plinth blocks.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #88 Jan 1996 (v.15#4) pg. 24

How to build a "holiday" fireplace that can be used with an electric simulated log. Frame of dimension lumber covered with plywood or hardboard is covered with Z-brick. Five suggested mantel treatments shown.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1975 (v.31#6) pg. 60