Here are a pair of mantels I recently built.
I was asked to make them the “same style as your doors…....... but cheap”.
Not a style I would usually make, but I was VERY limited in the width, thanks to the framers.
I used a locking miter bit to make the legs.
Then I made all the details with a stick-&-cope set.
Here is leg ready for install.
Legs laid out with the shelf and frieze.
Start of the install.
Finished install. Ready for paint.
And a picture with paint. Notice that they did not like the extra stiles I made for the frieze.
(photos are of 2 different mantels back to back)
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