It is very difficult to photograph my fireplace because of the lack of natural lighting and reflections in the mirror, but I gave it my best shot. My son designed and built the fireplace surround for us out of solid cherrywood. He did all the wood turnings himself...his first ever! The turnings above were also made by him and he hollowed them out and added wiring and small uplights as shown here.
There are lots of photos that follow...
I collect oil lamps and this mantle is the perfect place to display them.
He added outlets on either side on the mantle so I can plug in other lighted pieces, but as you can see one of my cords dropped to the side. It normally isn't visible.