Rustic Mantel

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Project by Mauricio posted 09-30-2015 06:25 PM 808 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently realized that I had forgotten to post this project. I think I did it last winter.

It is made of pine, mitered at the corners to hide the end grain.

Surfaced with a scrub plane first for texture, beat up with miscellaneous tools for distressing.

Dyed with Transtint I had left over from other projects. Antique maple with a little mission brown mixed in.

One benefit to having this mantle was that it allowed me to run cables easily around the fire place. Now I have the TV on the other side of the room like my wife has always wanted. (it was a pain though).

Thanks for looking!


-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#1 posted 09-30-2015 06:29 PM

Beautiful work Mauricio.

-- ~Tony

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#2 posted 09-30-2015 06:31 PM

Nicely done sir

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 09-30-2015 06:34 PM

Love the rustic look. Well done.

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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#4 posted 09-30-2015 06:38 PM

Very nice contrast to the back ground. Good job

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#5 posted 09-30-2015 07:35 PM

Clever idea hiding the cables that way, might come in handy for me one day.


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#6 posted 09-30-2015 08:21 PM

Nice as a project and that it fits the decor you have.
Hiding wires is just a benefit.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#7 posted 09-30-2015 11:00 PM

I really like the rustic flair of your mantel. It fits well into your decor.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#8 posted 09-30-2015 11:28 PM

Last winter? It’s about time! Looks great Maur :-)

So what do we have to look forward to next year – for this winter’s project?

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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#9 posted 10-01-2015 04:17 AM

thanks for the comments everyone!

Duckmilk, I’m almost caught up on my posts so going forward I should only be one season behind. ;-)

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#10 posted 10-01-2015 11:24 AM

Very nice, Maurico!

-- God bless, Candy

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