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Making a Carved Fireplace Mantel

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Blog series by Dick, & Barb Cain updated 06-01-2007 12:56 AM 2 parts 3836 reads 16 comments total

Part 1: Getting Started

11-14-2006 01:38 AM by Dick, & Barb Cain | 5 comments »

Hi,This is my first attempt at Blogging. I’ve been planning on building a fireplace mantel for quite a few years now. So late this fall I started on this project. The cold weather got an early start this year , so I couldn’t finish it, so I brought it to town to work on it this winter.My sweetheart has been snapping pics. of my progress. They turned out pretty good, so I’d like to share some with you. The shelf is made of 3/4” Birch plywood, with a Black Ash fascia...

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Part 2: Applying Brazilian Cherry inlay on the top

06-01-2007 12:56 AM by Dick, & Barb Cain | 11 comments »

Now that the Challenge 01 Table is done, I started working on the mantel again. Also to get the full story, check out part #1: Getting Started, Yesterday I re-sawed enough Brazilian Cherry to cover the top. This morning I planed them to a 1/4” thickness, & proceeded to fit the inlay. The Cherry really added some beauty to the mantel. It’s a nice contrast to the Black Ash. My Son stopped by, & was surprised that I already found a use for the flooring he gave me. ...

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