|Project by Lee A. Jesberger||posted 07-09-2007 12:31 PM||2608 views||1 time favorited||26 comments|
Here’s a nice little fireplace mantle we made a while back. It was built to add to the existing 3 piece marble surround.
Built using Mahogany plywood, and Birds Eye Maple veneer.
The columns were built with M.D.F. We glued up six layers of 3/4” , with brown builders paper in the center.
Then we turned a tapered round post. After sanding it smooth, we split the post in half at the paper line.
This gave us two half rounds, which we veneered with Birds Eye Maple. These were screwed from the back onto a piece of Mahogany plywood.
The flats of the column are Mahogany plywood pieces mitered to meet the wall on the outside, and a narrower piece to meet the marble, on the inside.
The mahogany crown molding is shop made on the table saw, and cleaned up with a cabinet scraper.
The top is Mahogany plywood, with an applied Mahogany molding.
Not a high budget job, but nice looking.