|Project by saw4fun||posted 03-27-2015 04:45 PM||1543 views||2 times favorited||6 comments|
Very Very fun build! The Walnut was milled from a log the customers grandfather had put away in a barn 50some years ago. It was a cracked and ate up mess but he wanted a mantle made out of it for his mother so we went ahead and milled it. This is what was left-over after the mantle was made. The cracks and other voids consumed at least a half gallon of epoxy to fill. He wanted a cedar boarder on it so I dug out a nice book-matched set. Also wanted bow-ties incorporated somehow so I cut them out and fastened the legs through the bottom of the cut then used the figured ash bow-ties to cover the fasteners. Approximately 42” wide by 7’ long. Applied numerous coats of thinned poly, then steel wooled and went back over with wax which added a very pleasant feel to it. Even with its basic construction I still had all of 50hours into the making.