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Project by BenhamDesign posted 06-11-2016 03:46 PM 2078 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This Fireplace mantel is made form walnut and finished with satin wipe on poly.
It hangs from the wall on a French cleat.

Watch it be built on Youtube

For more info on what I goes on in my shop please visit my blog or my custom furniture website.

Thanks

-- What I do in and out of the shop at http://www.BriansBenham.com





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#1 posted 06-11-2016 04:11 PM

Nicely done!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 06-11-2016 04:18 PM

Mantle looks good, nice job on the video also.

I do have a question. It looked like a lot of work to make all the blocks, glue them to your boards then clamping them together, then having to clean the spots where the blocks were.

I’m sure you know about taping the joints and folding them, is there a reason why you don’t do it that way?

-- If anyone would like to see my Portfolio, PM me and I would be glad to send you the link.

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#3 posted 06-11-2016 07:16 PM



Mantle looks good, nice job on the video also.

I do have a question. It looked like a lot of work to make all the blocks, glue them to your boards then clamping them together, then having to clean the spots where the blocks were.

I m sure you know about taping the joints and folding them, is there a reason why you don t do it that way?

- jbay


For a joint this big their is a good chance the tape won’t be strong enough to keep the joint pulled tight. On several hundred dollars of walnut and a delivery date to my client I just didn’t want to risk it. I only do the tape on small boxes

-- What I do in and out of the shop at http://www.BriansBenham.com

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#4 posted 06-11-2016 07:31 PM

Fair enough, you got to do what your comfortable with.

I’ve done long joints quite a bit. I usually use 3 rows of 2” wide masking tap. 1 down the middle, 1 off to the side but still covering the seam, 1 off to the other side but still covering the seam.
Always draws the joints together tight. Good cuts help a lot also.

Thanks for the response.

-- If anyone would like to see my Portfolio, PM me and I would be glad to send you the link.

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#5 posted 06-11-2016 07:33 PM

simple plus elegant.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#6 posted 06-12-2016 07:06 AM

Beautiful work – it matches with wall.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 06-12-2016 01:04 PM

Nice clean looking mantle.good work.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#8 posted 06-12-2016 05:26 PM

Here is one I did as said above. I just think its saves a bunch of work.

-- If anyone would like to see my Portfolio, PM me and I would be glad to send you the link.

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