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TheCount
remove knotty pine mantel?

We have a huge mantle and shelving unit built onto our fireplace that is almost %100 knotty pine. The shelves have very decorative cuts and there is an electrical outlet in the middle. I was wondering if we should get rid of this mantle. We don't like it and it clashes with our modern style but older people think it is very beautiful and would be a mistake to get rid of. We don't plan on living in this house for a very long time.

libcarp
Re: remove knotty pine mantel?

>> We don't plan on living in this house for a very long time. <<

I think you've answered your own question - leave it.

ed21
Re: remove knotty pine mantel?

The touch of the old with modern sometimes sets it off. Call it eclectic and live with it for the limited time your there. Besides the next buyer may love it.
Post a pic, then we can see if it's really ugly or just rustic.

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