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Project by daveintexas posted 1726 days ago 1794 views 4 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently completed this walnut mantle, it was a fun little project.

The client had a friend give them a couple boards of walnut. (second picture)

They decided they would like it to keep the live edge on that thicker piece. So to keep the theme going I cut the ends of the top board, mitered at the same angle as the front. Then I distressed each end so it would blend. Then to give it alittle more of an aged look I applied three coats of a special oil finish.
The client is really happy and the friend that gave them the boards is tickled that they were used so appropriatly.





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 1726 days ago

Very nice mantle really nice look

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 1726 days ago

This is a gorgeous mantle. Walnut is such a pretty wood and it machines beautifully. Nice job, Dave.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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okwoodshop

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#3 posted 1726 days ago

looking at the boards and then at the Mantle I wonder how many people could see that in there? You definetly have a gift. dp

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griff

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#4 posted 1726 days ago

This is very nice mantle. You did a very good build on it.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#5 posted 1726 days ago

Nice looking mantel!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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huff

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#6 posted 1726 days ago

Nice job on your mantle.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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woodworm

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#7 posted 1726 days ago

Nicely done!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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matt garcia

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#8 posted 1726 days ago

That is a great finish! So what is your special oil? You know I have my own little walnut project going on right now, and finishing walnut has always been difficult for me!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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Tim Marko

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#9 posted 1725 days ago

Great use of the wood.

Did you have to do anything special to account for the heat or is it even a factor?

Makes me wish I had a fire place.

-- Tim, trying to come up with something cool to say here!

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savannah505

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#10 posted 1725 days ago

Good looking mantle

-- Dan Wiggins

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