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Project by TheAggie posted 05-15-2007 09:38 AM 1560 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello Group,

Here are a few pictures of the fireplace mantel I built for our home. The complete mantel is out of white pine, painted to match the trim in the living room. The panels are made using typical frame and panel construction. Our living room had windows on either side of the fireplace, and this made for excellent seat boxes on either side. They too were made using fram and panel techniques.

-- The Aggie in Sealy, Texas





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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 05-15-2007 11:36 AM

This is very elegant!! Very, very nice.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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PanamaJack

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#2 posted 05-15-2007 03:53 PM

This is really nice Aggie. Too bad the other trim in the living room was painted…Wood always looks better without paint. Right Debbie? (Mom’s table?)

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#3 posted 05-15-2007 04:14 PM

Very classy!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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David

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#4 posted 05-15-2007 05:07 PM

Aggie -

Very nice indeed! How did you do your frame & panels?

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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woodspar

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#5 posted 05-15-2007 05:12 PM

Aggie-

I noticed that you have a raised hearth. Nice treatment. I have a raised hearth and I do not like the look, but you have really got me thinking. Great idea. Do you have storage under the windows? Heating vents? Ah, now I see the lids/doors (one open on the left side of the fire place. Thanks for posting.

-- John

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Sawhorse

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#6 posted 05-16-2007 03:25 AM

Very NIce, I’ve got to build a mantle for the house I’m building…might take a few design tips from yours…

-- Sawhorse - Sulphur Springs, TX - www.sawhorseworkshop.com

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oscorner

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#7 posted 05-16-2007 03:33 AM

Great job! You matched the trim to a “T”. Thanks for the pictures.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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johnt

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#8 posted 05-16-2007 03:44 AM

Hey Aggie, that looks great. Johnt

-- jft

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TheAggie

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#9 posted 05-16-2007 09:20 AM

Hello Guys,

Thanks for the kind words. My wife wanted to dress the house up and this is one of many projects.

Yes, I agree, I would have liked stained wood. I will get my way installing 15 ft of bookcases. They are made from Oak and will be stained. We plan on putting Barrister’s box type of enclosed boxes for dustless display. Lighting will be installed as well.

The frame and panels were made using a router bit set for all pieces; rail, stile, and panel.

-- The Aggie in Sealy, Texas

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MsDebbieP

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#10 posted 05-19-2007 04:36 PM

PanamaJack.. don’t remind me!!! :)

years ago I spent hours removing paint from our staircase. I didn’t get it finished.
When my Mom moved in, after my husband died, one of the first things she did was to paint the staircase.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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RonR

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#11 posted 06-07-2007 06:55 PM

I like your design and it looks wonderful. I am also building a mantel surround with cabinets and bookcases. My preference is to stain the wood but my wife wanted it painted white, too. Since it’s built-in and the trim is white, it looks fine that way but like you I would rather see the beauty in the wood.

-- RonR, Massachusetts

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