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PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:12 pm 
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Hi. I'm planning on having some work done to build a fake chimney breast with a empty fireplace feature and will have my TV mounted on it. I'm going to get somebody in to build this and assume they'll build a wooden frame and the cover it in plasterboard which I'll then need to get skimmed? That's all fine but down the sides I'd like to have hidden cupboards to allow access to wiring and also to provide a little extra storage. How would I go about this with plasterboard?


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Personally, I would consider building it in MDF, in which case this thread is in the wrong forum - you could ask a Mod. to move it, in your next post if so.

If you insist on plasterboard, then you will need frames & doors, or you could use plastic access hatches, but then the cupboards would not be "hidden".


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Likewise - frame it in timber and clad it in MDF. I recall that we had a poster who did a similar sort of thing a few years back. If I find it I'll post the thread URL

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OK, I'm an "old school" chippie, so please don't ask me to do a bodge job - I didn't bring my horse today and in any case you don't seem to have a hitching rail!


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Don't know how relevant this is, but here is the thread and this is what the original poster actually built:

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OK, I'm an "old school" chippie, so please don't ask me to do a bodge job - I didn't bring my horse today and in any case you don't seem to have a hitching rail!


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