Barn beam mantle

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Project by llanaro posted 12-23-2009 11:29 PM 5579 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Building a fireplace and wanted an old barn beam mantle … found this at an barn wrecker..cut a few notches for returns and there you go.. hand hewn very old hardwood peice.. I can now appreciate the work and skill those barn builders put in cutting the frame on a barn .. this 7ft peice was very heavy and there must have been 30-49 foot timbers at that wrecker..

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Tony Strupulis

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#1 posted 12-23-2009 11:49 PM

That’s awesome! Please post pics after you get it installed. How do you plan on attaching it to the fireplace? A few gold drywall screws would certainly look out of place!

-- Tony -

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#2 posted 12-23-2009 11:54 PM

Will send picture this will be embeded on top of the fireplace framing ..I put returns so you would see wood all round .. I thought a miter cut would not be appropriate for this and notched it ..

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#3 posted 07-12-2010 02:18 AM

Definitely liking this. We are wanting to do something similar in our house. However, the beam will likely not have the short pieces you notched in there. I am very interested in knowing how you plan to attach this to the wall because that is my delimma too. I really do like the look you have going with this. How heavy is it?

-- Jsquared, Texas

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#4 posted 07-12-2010 03:57 AM

look at this link I put the fireplace project with some pictures

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