Mantle shelf in Curly maple

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Project by Konquest posted 12-21-2008 05:47 AM 1496 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After my basement flooded in summer 08, I decided to refinish the way I wanted it from the start. In other words, a showcase of curly maple! After completely refinishing the basement (beefing up my homeowners insurance, and adding an additional sump well/pump) I added this mantle/shelf opposite the pool table to hold accessories and drinks for entertaining guests. Believe it or not, I found the piece of wildly figured crown molding at Menards, and walked out feeling like I’d stolen it. The top is some laminated strips from other projects. Finish is BLO 2 coats followed by 3 coats of gloss polyurethane.

-- 9 3/4 fingers remaining.

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#1 posted 12-21-2008 05:51 AM

Nice find and great use.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#2 posted 12-21-2008 06:19 AM

Looks just right to hold a beer in style. Nice job.

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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Matt (Upper Cut)

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#3 posted 12-21-2008 07:33 AM

We’ll be right over during the bowl games. I hope you have a big TV, lots of snacks, and lots of cold beer!

-- Matt Gradwohl, Upper Cut Woodworks,

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#4 posted 12-21-2008 07:53 PM

All I ask is that you guys use a coaster. Beer is for summer, whiskey for winter.

-- 9 3/4 fingers remaining.

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#5 posted 03-16-2009 04:51 AM

Nice mantel shelf.

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