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Project by DocK16 posted 2473 days ago 1157 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finished this mantle before becoming a “jock” but I wanted to share it anyway. I hate painting wood but in this case I thought it was appropriate.

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.





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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 2473 days ago

so beautiful ..

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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mot

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#2 posted 2472 days ago

That’s really a great mantle, Doc. Did you have any trouble scribing it to the wall? How about some construction comments. I really like the look of it, and you’re right, the paint gives it a subtlety that blends with the wall and molding in the room.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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DocK16

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#3 posted 2471 days ago

The marble is black Italian marble with green “marbling”. There 4 pieces total and cost more than the rest of the entire project. (my wife’s taste) Attached to the wall using simple liquid nails The vertical columns are made with simple 4 quarter poplar and overlay and finish nailed to a 2×6 which is nailed directly to the wall studs. The top piece is simply stacked molding, some factory some custom from the router table and screwed to the wall and legs before the top plate was attched using finish nails. wood putty to cover the nail heads.

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#4 posted 2471 days ago

Nice work and design.
The various relief elevations and plinth blocks are appropriate and classy.
Overall proportions look nice.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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Beginningwoodworker

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#5 posted 1109 days ago

Nice looking mantel.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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