|Project by Tommy_Joe||posted 12-22-2008 06:02 PM||1909 views||2 times favorited||4 comments|
Friends of ours purchased a house and was renovating it from front to back. The old fireplace was a half wall of brick that was falling apart. They had the new brick constructed and it went to the ceiling, but when it came time for a mantle, they called me. Nothing fancy… Not a box… Just a simple mantle shelf. So I built one out of Red Oak, used a french cleat out of 5/8” poplar to support it (front and sides) and stained it to match the wood trim in the rest of the house. It was also my idea to install the crown molding that trimmed the mantle on the ceiling line of the brick to break it up.
More details including the construction is here. —-> http://www.rhodeswoodsmith.com/Fireplace%20Mantle%20Info.htm
Thanks for looking.
-- Tom, St. Louis, www.RhodesWoodsmith.com