|Project by SgtRich||posted 09-26-2014 03:31 PM||1976 views||6 times favorited||5 comments|
I was asked by an old Marine buddy if I would be willing to design and build an fireplace mantle for his apartment. Besides covering the width of his fireplace, he was just looking for something his wife could hang stockings on during xmas.
I was a bit blown away, because I have not seen Brad since ‘99. Besides trading some FB messages, we have had little contact. So for him to trust me to build this was an honor.
I built it with “select” pine from Home Depot. Added a french cleat for mounting. Painted it Antique White. I recessed the bottom by 1.5” and added 5 “hidden” hooks. Now his wife has a choice on how to hang the stockings. I’m thinking some rope light would be cool too.
Even better, I managed to not need caulk to hide any imperfections on the trim. I think that’s a first!
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