Black Walnut floating mantle

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Project by Crannogman posted 1595 days ago 4948 views 2 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first real project. I used a live edge piece of 1/4 sawed Black Walnut, and finished it with plenty of elbow grease and a mix of Turps/Tung Oil/Varnish.

I mounted it to the studs with a blind mount I found at Lee Valley Tools.

I like it… comments welcome!

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#1 posted 1595 days ago

beauty !

-- larry,indiana

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#2 posted 1595 days ago

It’s just too hard to tell from pics. Sent it to me and I’ll let you know okay?

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#3 posted 1595 days ago

nice work

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 1595 days ago

realy nice project.

-- yes i do

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#5 posted 1595 days ago

Looks good. The wood really complements the small accent tiles and warms the entire fireplace up.

-- Ben

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#6 posted 1595 days ago

Great looking job there!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#7 posted 1595 days ago

i love it, and that’s what my wife wanted for our fireplace,
thanks for the idea,



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#8 posted 1595 days ago

Good job free floating is the way to go making it look perfect.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#9 posted 1595 days ago

Very Nice! Matches well with the tile and wall color.

-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!

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#10 posted 1595 days ago

I love walnut, this looks great

-- RKWoods

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#11 posted 1595 days ago

Beautifully done, it goes well with the beautiful tile job.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#12 posted 1595 days ago

Beautiful, the floating mount and live edge make an awesome piece of art, great job.

-- Lance, southwest Missouri,

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#13 posted 1595 days ago

Many thanks gang for your kind remarks… now thinking about a bench for the front entrance…. Oh goodie, I will likely need to get – and learn how to use – a router!

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#14 posted 1594 days ago

I like it too. The clean lines really compliment the fireplace. BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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