|Project by Splitblade||posted 01-30-2016 09:12 AM||1038 views||2 times favorited||2 comments|
Made another mantel for the second fireplace, this one slipcover style. My wife wanted a rustic looking beam, to match the cinder block wall and beams on the vaulted ceiling (kinda rustic looking living room for lack of beter words). I attached 3 boards of soft maple with lock miter joints. Carved a simple celtic carving in the front and textured the front board. Hit the whole thing with a dark brown stain.
Pulled out the anvil and hammers and textured the metal then formed them into straps, did the same thing to some 8×8 sheets of steel for the end caps, then soaked the metal in some vinegar to darken the metal for a aged look.
Tried something new on the bolts (being held in with t-nuts ) after texturing I put them in the oven till they turned a nice crimson red, tried to capture that in the photos, but I think the room lighting wouldn’t do it justice. Overall a unique peice and definitely got to try a few new things.