|Project by cedarcanoeman||posted 1485 days ago||5279 views||2 times favorited||11 comments|
I wanted my first commision job and got it. I have a friend building himself a new house and he needed a mantel for his basement fireplace. I found the knarliest cedar log i could find and had it cut. The sizes are 5 1/2 in. thick by about 12 in. deep and 6 FT. long. I mounted a couple of 6 in. logs and drawknifed a few pegs to cap the bottoms. The live edge has places deep enough to slide your hand into. I routed out the back and made an oak french cleat to hang the mantel. 4coats of semi waterborn poly really makes her shine. The fun part, was being there to see his face lite up and his ongoing comments of its beauty. He said if he ever moves it is going with him. He also stated that his wife and children just stood and stared and rubbed their hands back and forth on it. Well the liked it so much that they ordered some custom cedar bar tops, another mantel for upstairs and possibly a custom cedar coffee table with a glass insert. Time to buy more tools…....
-- Lance, southwest Missouri, firstname.lastname@example.org