New deeper mantel just in time for Christmas Stockings

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Project by Matt (Upper Cut) posted 12-19-2008 11:34 PM 5005 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Our home came with a 3 1/2 inch deep mantel. Yeah. Pretty lame. Wifey wanted one deeper, so I obliged. This is made from poplar (so that hooks will hold) and MDF baseboard and crown. I tore the old mantel off, built a box to mount the new 8 inch deep top, and trimmed out the box. Painted with Rodda trim paint (matches the builder spec so will match the trim perfectly). Used my little critter sprayer (the cloud maker).

Wifey likes it.

-- Matt Gradwohl, Upper Cut Woodworks,

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#1 posted 12-19-2008 11:46 PM

Looks like you just made it to Santa’s good little boy list. Hope you get lots of toys this year!!

Beautiful Job!!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 12-19-2008 11:59 PM

WOW , This is very nicely made ! Did you make all of the profiles as well ? The paint job is sweet : )

ps: who gets to install the hooks and destroy that pristine look ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#3 posted 12-20-2008 07:39 AM

The hooks are already there, they are hidden underneath in the reveal, I installed them before I put up the mantel. There are 9 of them, evenly spaced. Wifey already has stockings up ;)

-- Matt Gradwohl, Upper Cut Woodworks,

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