Mantel Shelf

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Project by Beginningwoodworker posted 07-21-2009 03:27 AM 2886 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a mantel that I built for mom out of Red Oak scraps. I need to fill the nail holes.

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matt garcia

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#1 posted 07-21-2009 03:36 AM

Looking good Charles!! Keep up the good work!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#2 posted 07-21-2009 04:20 AM

Charles….good looking mantel. I hate working with oak! It seems everytime I use it I get a splinter. Got a lot of it, you have inspired me to make something from it.

-- Don, Pittsburgh

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#3 posted 07-21-2009 05:35 AM

Really Great Looking Shelf, CJ

I like the edge treatment on the top. You are making great use out of that Red Oak!


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

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#4 posted 07-21-2009 05:51 AM

Very nice job on the mantle shelf. I’m sure Mom likes it very much. What type finish do you plan on using? I’m with lew, I like the edge finish as well, on the actual shelf. Keep on keeping on, Looks like you’re on a roll, now!

Ken McGinnis

-- woodbutcher north carolina

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#5 posted 07-21-2009 06:45 AM

good job there Charles

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 07-21-2009 07:32 AM

Oak rocks! You put an edge or profile on it and it stays! Sand it and it’s glass. Stain it and it glows.. great stuff great job! ;o)

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#7 posted 07-21-2009 11:38 AM

Charles Jackson III Cabinet Maker….I love the design. Your mother will be over the moon with this one.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#8 posted 07-21-2009 05:20 PM

i love the piece of wood under the shelf in the first photo…beautiful…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#9 posted 07-21-2009 05:26 PM

nice shelf

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#10 posted 07-22-2009 01:11 AM

Hi Charles! Great looking mantel, you did a very good job on it.

Robin Renee’


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#11 posted 07-31-2009 10:22 PM

Nice job, I see you are staying at it.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#12 posted 07-31-2009 10:32 PM

Well done Charles a nice looking project well built and designed good looking piece Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#13 posted 07-31-2009 11:51 PM

Thanks guys for the nice comments!

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#14 posted 08-18-2009 04:12 PM

Nice project to use up the scraps. Keeps them out of the landfill and decorates the house, a win-win!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#15 posted 09-26-2009 04:52 PM

Yes I love making some out of scraps!

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