Walnut Fireplace Mantel and panels

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Project by cabinetmaster posted 05-25-2009 02:48 AM 8702 views 12 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Walnut mantle that I recently completed. It is a little over 9’ wide and stands about 6’ tall at the top of the mantel. The mantel is 13” deep. The center panel is again a Walnut Burl veneer with an “L” that represents the customers initials. The “L” is 4 separate pieces that were cut out on a CNC router. The leaf carving is an onlay that was purchased. The flutes were made in shop and the corbels were carved by a carver that we have in shop.

The top of the mantel actually has an outlet with a wooden cover that matches the top so the customer could set some lamps on top and not have cords running everywhere. Sorry that I did not get a picture of the top.

The panels on top of the mantel are also made of Walnut with a flat walnut panel. We also built all the beams, wainscot panels, and cabinets for this room which I will post later when the room is completely done.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#1 posted 05-25-2009 02:50 AM


Is this in the same home as the arched door?

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

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#2 posted 05-25-2009 02:51 AM

Very observant. Yes and in the same room.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#3 posted 05-25-2009 03:00 AM

It’s wonderful as usual , Can’t you just work on some thing that just looks good instead of fantastic. just once.
Hey Jerry
It’s just outstanding work It’s just the way you are. keep up the great work.I hope you know I’m just kidding around?

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#4 posted 05-25-2009 03:14 AM

everything is very elegant and very period .
an exelent job !
well done .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#5 posted 05-25-2009 03:16 AM

beautiful work!!

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#6 posted 05-25-2009 03:20 AM

Thanks for the show. I’m glad to see such elegant work.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#7 posted 05-25-2009 03:42 AM

Jim, I know you are kidding and I love it. I do a lot of kidding at work too. Thanks everyone for the comments.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#8 posted 05-25-2009 04:01 AM

Great looking mantle Jerry, this will be awesome when your done!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#9 posted 05-25-2009 06:15 AM

Very impressive mantle. You did a beautiful job on this piece. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#10 posted 05-25-2009 07:02 AM

This is top notch work.

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#11 posted 05-25-2009 08:06 AM

Again Spectacular!!!!!

-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!

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#12 posted 05-25-2009 12:31 PM

That is impressive. Did you also do the design?

-- Joe

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#13 posted 05-25-2009 01:24 PM

Gorgeous work, masterful.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#14 posted 05-25-2009 03:03 PM

Thanks for all the good comments. Joe, they have an architect and interior designer that are designing everything in this house. I do design some of the mantels and hoods that I build.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#15 posted 05-25-2009 03:07 PM

Very nice indeed.

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